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PRNewswire: Apple Unveils Mac OS X

Jan 05, 2000, 20:10 (9 Talkback[s])

"Reasserting its leadership in personal computer operating systems, Apple(R)(Nasdaq: AAPL) today unveiled Mac(R) OS X, the next generation Macintosh(R) operating system. Steve Jobs demonstrated Mac OS X to an audience of over 4,000 people during his Macworld Expo keynote today, and over 100 developers have pledged their support for the new operating system, including Adobe and Microsoft. Pre-release versions of Mac OS X will be delivered to Macintosh software developers by the end of this month, and will be commercially released this summer."

"Mac OS X is a completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system, featuring state of the art technology throughout, including an entirely new user interface called "Aqua." Mac OS X is designed to make computing even easier for consumers, while simultaneously extending the functionality for professional users. Mac OS X will fully replace the current generation Macintosh operating system over the next 12 months...."

"At the core of Mac OS X is Darwin, Apple's advanced operating system kernel. Darwin is Linux-like, featuring the same Free BSD Unix support and open-source model. Darwin brings an entirely new foundation to the Mac OS, offering Mac users true memory protection for higher reliability, preemptive multitasking for smoother operation among multiple applications and fully Internet-standard TCP/IP networking. As a result, Mac OS X is the most reliable and robust Apple operating system ever."

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