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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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What’s in a name: Could it be macOS?

Over on Macworld this week I’m back on the subject of Apple OS name Kremlinology, specifically wondering if Apple might be changing the name of OS X to Apple OS or macOS next year.

Back in May I made a modest proposal for Apple to change OS X back to Mac OS and abandon the X once and for all. It was a plea, not a prediction-which is a good thing, because it didn’t happen.

Then again, we’ve got another year before iOS 9 and OS X meet like gunfighters crossing paths in an old west town at high, er, ten. It could still happen.

But since I wrote that column, I’ve heard from a lot of people who have coalesced around a different concept for the future of how Apple’s platforms are labeled. And at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, we got a few clues about what Apple might be thinking.

So let’s play the name game!

Read the rest on Macworld

—Linked by Jason Snell

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