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Mac OS X to inherit features from Rhapsody processor
Apple's announcement of Mac OS X (which stands for Version 10) earlier this month was well-received by analysts, developers, and users. The only problem was that everyone interpreted the message differently.
After the excitement died down, many users and developers decided that Apple's "new" operating system strategy, based on Mac OS X, was merely Rhapsody with a makeover and a better developer message. And some analysts questioned Mac OS X's capability to offer the backward compatibility that Apple interim Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs promised at the company's developer's conference. (See "Apple revamps Mac OS plan," May 18, page 31).
One of the possible reasons for various interpretations was that …