Liberal-minded Apple Mac fans may believe that the various versions of Mac OS X - Jaguar, Panther and most recently Tiger - have simply been named after bloodthirsty predators. But that assumption may be wrong. The very same feline nouns have also memorably been applied to another type of artefact altogether: German panzers. Only time will tell if Sneak's armour-plated theory is sound. If the next OS X release is codenamed, say, Tabby, it will be clear that Apple simply has fur, teeth and claws in mind. If it chooses Leopard, the jury will still be out. But Sneak will be watching for the feline cycle to be broken by a revealing excursion into a wider menagerie with, say, Mouse or Elephant. Natural enemies the pachyderm and rodent may be, but both have donated their names to Teutonic tanks, and their adoption would provide conclusive proof of Apple's hidden plans for world domination.
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