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The Register: Apple customises MacOS X for Wintellers

Apr 13, 2000, 15:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

"An interesting snippet from MacOS Rumors: according to sources, Apple has been teasing would-be MacOS X on Intel licensees with customised start-up screens. That, suggests the site, is a sign that Apple is looking at licensing an x86 version of MacOS X seriously."

"MacOS X, like Unix and Linux's X Window GUI, stores many of its graphical and other resources as editable files, contrary to Apple's long tradition of burying it all in resource forks, and usually encoded resource forks, at that. Preferences and the like are now easily editable XML files..."

"This, we suspect, is largely how the OS supports both the Aqua UI and the traditional Platinum interface..."

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