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


macrumors newbie
Original poster
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.


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 ;)