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InfoWorld: Apple to introduce Mac OS X this summer

Jan 06, 2000, 15:58 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Apple's new permanent CEO, Steve Jobs, on Wednesday unveiled pieces of the Mac OS X operating system due to ship this summer...."

"According to Jobs, Mac OS X will be "open source." However, because "open source" is a term that not all members of the computer industry use in the same way, it was unclear whether or not the new Mac OS X kernel, code-named Darwin, will be managed and upgraded by an oversight committee, similar to the way the Linux operating system is controlled."

"The OS will also get a new user interface -- named Aqua -- which appears to enhance current interface capabilities and improve what Jobs called the interface's "fit and finish."

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