9/14/2000: Apple moves: Mac OS X Beta, new portable, ATI Radeon...
Last Wednesday Steve Jobs, the "prophet of the computer apple", announced in Apple Expo of Paris several important innovations for the market of the famous and unyielding personal computers "not compatible PCs", between which he emphasizes the public version of the beta (that is to say, advanced tests version) of the awaited operating system Mac OS X.
Available for 29,99 $ in a CD - ROM with the versions Englishwoman, French and German, it seems that the Mac OS X is still alike very much the NeXTstep created by Jobs in the epoch in which it was not linked to Apple. Nevertheless, and making separate some proper slightly esthetic questions of a version beta, the important thing is there: an operating system with base UNIX, stable and rapid, with support multiprocessor compatible with Java 2, QuickTime and OpenGL, and with one interface graph of impressive user, based on Quartz and Aqua... His definitive version will be ready at the beginning of 2001.
In the paragraph of teams, two important innovations: new portable iBook, emphasizing a model with PowerPC G3 to 466 MHz, DVD-ROM and connections FireWire, to a few reasonable 1.799 $; and the awaited arrival to the world Mac of the powerful graphic cards based on the chip Radeon of ATI, which for only 100 additional $ will raise substantially the graphic potency of the buyers of computers Power PC G4.
And the fact is that although the years happen, Apple keeps on being the innovative company of his origins... and as almost always, with Steve Jobs on the foot of the cannon.
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