In a break with a long tradition of naming its operating systems after felines, Apple is calling its 10th operating system Mavericks, the company announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday afternoon.
"We do not want to be first software in history to be delayed due to a dwindling supply of cats," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice-president, software engineering
Named after a popular surfing spot in Apple's homebase of northern California, Mavericks features improved search and organization capabilities as well as power and performance improvements.
I was at Jeff Clark's Mavericks Surf Shop in Half Moon Bay at the time of the official announcemnt. Perfect, really.