|Also Known As:||Veronica, Tempo|
|Original Creator:||Aurora Borealis and Others|
|OS Personified:||Mac OS 80 - 8.6|
|OS Developer:||Apple Inc|
|First Released:||26 July 1997|
|Latest Stable Release:||v. 8.6: 10 May 1999|
Mac OS8-tan was originally a character occasionally seen at Futaba Channel. Better known as Tempo-tan, she was depicted as a young, timid-looking, but otherwise cheerful little girl with a bomb-shaped diaper and a hat in the shape of the the rainbow Apple logo of the classic Macintosh (including a white patch to simulate the bite mark_. She was rarely seen, and pictures of this version are only available at an old archive specializing in the Mac OS girls, located at http://evo7gt-a.hp.infoseek.co.jp/osmac/.
The Mac OS8-tan depicted in the avatar is based on the character design created by Aurora Borealis. This version depicts Tempo-tan as older, more outgoing, and slightly war-torn (after the market competition wars with Microsoft in the mid-to-late 1990's), but with the same cheerful disposition as her younger self. The beret she wears, as well as her proficiency in bomb-wielding, is also a throwback to the younger version.