Mac OS X and the Nazi Wehrmacht


Apparently the people at Apple have coincidentally named every version of their Mac OS X after Nazi Wehrmacht tanks. Check out the following excerpt from

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah shares it's name with the German tank destroyer (armoured self-propelled anti-tank cannon) named Gepard, which is German for "cheetah".

The next incarnation of OSX was 10.1 Puma, with it's German armoured fighting vehicle sibling – the, well, Puma.

Enter Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar. Like the German multiple missile-armed tank destroyers Jaguar 1 and Jaguar 2

As it's German namesake the OSX 10.3 Panther was quite an upgrade.

And now on to the big guns. The Tiger I and the Tiger II does, exactly like OSX 10.4 Tiger.

I can't imagine they did that on purpose, cat names are a fairly understandable choice for a product series. (Although again it looks like they may have nicked the idea from a company that they had some legal disagreements with in the past: read this post from

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