A new version of OS X is coming soon — designed especially for those who suffer a fear of upgrading.
“Cowardly Lion is all about courage,” says Craig Federighi, Apple’s vice president of Mac Software Engineering. “The courage to hit the Buy button.”
Among the confidence-building features built into Cowardly Lion:
• Modernized cursor. Out with the arrow, in with a ruby slipper.
• Yellow-brick iCal and Address Book themes. No more faux leather.
• Glenda Intelligent Assistant. Basically just Siri, but with a better name.
• Safari “Go Home.” Click the mouse three times and say “There’s no place like Home Page.”
• Wizard Mode. “Pull the curtain” on any screen to reveal the UNIX code beneath.
With potential feline monikers nearly depleted, Cowardly Lion couldn’t come at a better time. It allows Apple to make a seamless transition from cat names to Oz-based names. Sources say that the next three versions of OS X are already mapped out: OS X Scarecrow, OS X Wicked Witch and OS X Flying Monkey.
Cowardly Lion will be available as a $29 download from the App Store. The 5-user Munchkin Pack is only $79.