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Jobs to keynote developer confab

Apple's interim CEO will kick off the Worldwide Developer Conference in May in San Jose.

Interim CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the keynote on the first day of Apple's 1999 Worldwide Developer Conference in May, the company announced today.

Jobs will be joined by Avie Tevanian, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering. On tap is an overview of Apple's software road map, including the first in-depth look at Mac OS X, Apple's next-generation operating system.

"Macintosh has returned as a high volume platform for software developers serving the professional, consumer, and education markets," Jobs said in a statement.

For the first time, the conference will feature special sessions for Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress plug-in developers.

The conference is set for May 10-14 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.