A restructuring footnote: Mac OS releases shift to once a year

A restructuring footnote: Mac OS releases shift to once a year

Lost in the myriad of last week's announcements regarding Apple's lay-offs and restructuring, I forgot to mention one additional item of special relevance to troubleshooting: New reference OS releases are going to be only once per year, rather than twice per year. However, this year (1997) will still see two reference releases, with Mac OS 8 (Tempo) coming out this summer. As cited in MacWEEK: After Tempo, "the next major release, code-named Allegro, will ship in the middle of 1998 rather the early 1998 as previously announced. Starting with that version, Apple will upgrade the Mac OS once a year, with the Sonata release coming in mid-1999. The Rhapsody OS release schedule is unaltered, Apple said, and on track for mainstream customer shipment in mid-1998."

 

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