“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
“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.”