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Apple plants OS X seeds

New Macs will come preloaded with the operating system, far ahead of schedule. Separately, some analysts say Apple has yet to give Unix developers the tools they need to effectively bring their programs to the Mac.

CEO Steve Jobs announces that all new Apple computers will come with the OS X operating system preloaded--a plan that is far ahead of schedule. Separately, some industry watchers say Apple has yet to give Unix developers the tools they need to effectively bring their programs to the Mac. Apple installs OS X on all new Macs
update The company has started installing the new Mac OS X operating system on all of its new computers--two months ahead of schedule.
May 21, 2001 
Apple CEO Steve JobsWill OS X's Unix roots help Apple grow?
By building Mac OS X on Unix, Apple opens up thousands of new applications to Mac owners and gives Unix developers access to a lucrative new audience.
May 21, 2001 
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