Operating Systems

Jobs to demo Leopard at developer conference

Apple Computer CEO plans to show off the next version of Mac OS X at its Worldwide Developers Conference in August.

Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs, plus a team of executives, will open this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a demonstration of Leopard, Apple's next-generation release of Mac OS X. Boot Camp, the program that allows Mac users to run Windows, was released in a public beta version in April. A final version is expected to be included in Leopard.

The company conference, scheduled Aug. 7 to 11, will offer one-on-one sessions with Apple engineers to peruse and troubleshoot the new system, according to Apple. Part of the conference will be dedicated to explaining best practices for developing universal applications for Intel chip-based Macs. Apple has not yet announced when the new Mac OS X version will be released.