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ZDNN: Apple won't put OS X on other platforms

Sep 19, 1999, 14:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sebastian Hirsch, Matthew Rothenberg)

"During a conversation with Germany's Macwelt magazine at this week's Apple Expo here, Schiller also quashed speculation that Apple will offer a Windows version of its Sherlock Internet search technology and addressed other issues, including Mac OS 9 upgrade pricing and the company's rumored plans to create its own Internet portal site."

"According to Schiller, IBM's decision to release a PowerPC motherboard design free of charge to third-party hardware developers was motivated by the chip maker's desire to increase the RISC processor's penetration into the Linux market. While developers will be able to use Darwin, Apple's open-source OS, to develop for the CHRP-based systems, Schiller said the client version of Mac OS X will only run on Apple hardware equipped with a G3 or G4 processor."

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