I try to give the latest OS X an “affectionate” nickname because the reality seldom matches the promise. Remember when Snow Leopard was supposed to be mainly a bug fix version of the truly awful Leopard. I do. It was so bad I nicknamed it, “Yellow Snow Leopard” for obvious reasons.
Lion became Lyin’, Mountain Lion became Cougar because it was a tired old OS with some lipstick and a new hairdo, but my favourite was El Capitan that I refer to as El Kabong, channeling one of my favourite cartoon characters, Quickdraw McGraw’s alter-ego (remember QuickDraw?).
Now that Apple is dropping OS X for macOS with the 2016 version being called macOS Sierra, I must come up with another nickname. I will give Sierra a chance to prove that it’s unlike its predecessors and is really a stable OS, but that’s highly unlikely given Apple’s track record.
I used to have a great dog, part German Shepherd, part Collie that we named, Sierra. I don’t want that name tarnished by another crappy OS so…
…should the need arise, macOS Sierra will be referred to as macOS Siooma.