CUPERTINO, CA — Good news, Munchkins.
A new version of OS X is coming soon — designed especially for those who suffer a fear of upgrading.
OS X Cowardly Lion makes it easy to put your entire system at risk, integrating 200+ visual and verbal cues from MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz.
“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.