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NY Times: Old Apple Macintosh Team Aims to Put Linux on the Desktop

Feb 21, 2000, 06:10 (11 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to David Trubatch for this link. ]

"... four members of the original Apple Macintosh team are regrouping. And they mean to take the best of the quirky Apple computer and move it to the world of Linux software."

"Andy Hertzfeld, Mike Boich, Susan Kare and Guy Tribble are busy trying to re-create the innovative tone originally set by Apple Computer's founder, Steven Jobs, when he led a band of renegades to design the Macintosh in the early 1980s."

"They work in a low-slung, nondescript office building here, filled with Silicon Valley-style cubicles and adorned with the ubiquitous penguin mascot of the Linux free software movement. They plan to take some of the best ideas on computer ease of use and blend them into a new visual desktop interface for Linux. With others in the movement, their goal is to transform the Linux operating system, which has been designed and maintained by a rag-tag group of computer hackers, into a direct desktop competitor to Microsoft's Windows."

Complete story.