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SF Gate: Jobs' sneak preview of next Mac system [OS X]

Aug 30, 2000, 20:33 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Victoria Colliver)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

"The release of Apple Computer Inc.'s next-generation Mac OS X is on schedule with its first public test set for Sept. 13, Chief Executive Steve Jobs told a packed house Tuesday at Seybold San Francisco 2000. The new operating system, which Jobs called the "future of the Macintosh," will be released in beta form at Apple Expo in Paris. The company is on track to release the product to the general public in early 2001."

"David Bailey, research analyst with Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. in New York, said that the Cupertino-based company is right on track. "It's the first major upgrade to the operating system in many years, and it brings many fundamental benefits to users like stability, reliability and performance," he said, adding it has a greater affinity to Unix-type systems, such as Linux. "The development community is pretty excited by this."

"Jobs demonstrated the new system for the Seybold crowd, but things didn't go as planned when he tried to show how quickly the computer will resume working from sleep mode."

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