Tiger, Panther, Leopard - alternative perspective on OS X names

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kuba, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Kuba macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2005
    Poland, Europe
    I know that OS X names are taken from big cats but when I hear those three put together, my first thought is: German tanks. :)
    Tiger and Panther were main tanks in WWII, Leopard was designed in late 60's and after many revisions is still used by many armies.

    That could be an interesting alternative mental image to keep in mind with all those OS X vs. Longhorn discussions...

    I will be getting my first Mac system (most probably PB 15') late July, but I've been reading Macrumors forums for over two months - and I've learned a lot. Thanks everybody.
  2. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    I would not read too much into it.

    Here in the UK Ford marketed their cars with names of "gentlemans relaxation literature" for years :eek:

    Sort of warning if you ask me ;)
  3. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    At least they didn't name it Mac OS X Panzer.
  4. coconn06 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2003
    King of Prussia, PA
    Then Mac OS X would really blow away Windows, so to speak.

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