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SJ Mercury News: Apple set to unveil beta version of much-delayed OS X

Sep 13, 2000, 17:50 (2 Talkback[s])

"Since Steve Jobs took charge at Apple Computer Inc. in 1997, the trains have been running on time -- Apple has thrilled customers and investors, introducing the colorful line of iMac computers, streamlining inventory management and boosting profits. But there's one notable exception."

"There is a major project at Apple that has continued to run behind schedule: the rollout of OS X, an updated operating system that Apple promises will set the standard for consumer PC stability and bring Apple's reputation for ease of use into the new millennium."

"Indeed, OS X is late, even for the notoriously tardy software industry. Apple first promised what has become OS X in 1995. Eventually, it was pushed back to January 2000, then late summer, and now early next year."

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