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The Register: Apple customises MacOS X for Wintellers

“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
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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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