May 15
OS X Release Replaced with OS X Public Beta
Full OS X package expected by 2001

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Apple has revised its anticipated release date for Mac OS X to early 2001. The software was expected to ship this summer. Instead, an OS X beta will be released to the public this summer. It will run on all G3 and G4 systems, according to Apple. Apple provided no explanation for the delay. However, Steve Jobs says the system software will be tweaked to include more tradtional Macintosh user interface features.

Apple today released its fourth developer preview of OS X, which included the final API specifications required by developers to complete upgrades of their applications for OS X. It also included support for the Java 2 platform.For more information, visit http://www.apple.com.

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