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The Apple-Next deal

Apple Computer will purchase Next Software in a $400 million deal that will bring former Apple CEO Steve Jobs back to the company he cofounded.

Andreessen gives thumbs up to Apple plan
By Alex Lash and Nick Wingfield
Netscape Communications' senior vice president of technology Marc Andreessen says he's enthusiastic about the prospects of Apple Computer's union with Next Software.
Apple OS: Mind the gap
By Alex Lash
It turns out there will be something of a generation gap between Apple Computer's next-generation operating system and the current System 7.
Wall Street on Apple: "Next"
By Dawn Yoshitake
Despite the stunning announcement outlining its new operating system strategy with Next, Apple stock generates only a yawn from Wall Street.
Tools for a new Apple age
By Alex Lash
Metrowerks jumps on the Next-Apple bandwagon, announcing that its popular CodeWarrior development environment will support Apple's next-generation operating system.
A developer's perspective: Dave Winer on the merger
By Dave Winer
opinion The Merger may be good for Steve Jobs, but what will the next step be for the Mac and those who love it?
Fall and rise of Steve Jobs
By Margie Wylie
feature After being ousted by the very company he cofounded, Steve Jobs went into Bobby Fischer-like seclusion. Then two things happened: Toy Story and the Internet.
What happens Next?
By Jim Davis and Anthony Lazarus
news analysis From Apple's industry-rocking purchase of Next, what does CEO Gil Amelio want more: an operating system or big-time operator Steve Jobs?
Merger brings Jobs home
By Jeff Pelline, Mike Yamamoto, Dawn Yoshitake
In a stunning move, Apple Computer says it will purchase Next Software in a $400 million deal that will bring former Apple CEO Steve Jobs back to the company he cofounded.
Sculley coming back too
By Jeff Pelline
exclusive With help from former Apple executives and the explosive growth of the Internet, former Apple Computer chief executive John Sculley is rapidly laying the groundwork to become a force in Silicon Valley again.