Apple Announces Mac OS X-Only Booting for 2003

10 Sep, 2002, 01:00 ET from Apple Computer, Inc.

    APPLE EXPO, PARIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Apple(R) (Nasdaq:   AAPL) today announced that starting in January 2003, all new
 Mac(R) models will only boot into Mac(R) OS X as the start-up operating
 system, though they will retain the ability to run most Mac OS 9 applications
 through Apple's bundled "Classic" software. There are nearly 4,000 native
 applications now available for Mac OS X.
     "We expect that 20 percent of our entire installed base will be using Mac
 OS X by the end of this year, making it the fastest operating system
 transition in recent history," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Now it's time
 for Apple and our third-party developers to focus all of our resources
 exclusively on Mac OS X, rather than dividing them between two different
 operating systems."
     All new Macs sold since January 2002 have had Mac OS X factory-set as the
 default operating system. Over 75 percent of customers using these Macs have
 elected to keep Mac OS X as their default operating system. Apple estimates
 that there are over 3 million Mac OS X users today, and expects to reach
 5 million Mac OS X users -- or more than 20 percent of the installed base
 -- by the end of this calendar year.
     "We're happy to see Apple take this next step to drive adoption of Mac OS
 X," said Kevin Browne, general manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at
 Microsoft Corp. "Mac OS X has really come of age with the release of 'Jaguar,'
 and we think the combination of OS X v10.2 and Office v. X for Mac provides
 our customers with the power and compatibility they're seeking."
     "Apple is doing the right thing by making their Mac OS X system transition
 timeline perfectly clear," said Shantanu Narayen, executive vice president of
 Worldwide Products at Adobe Systems. "By accelerating Macintosh customer
 migration to OS X, Apple will make it easier for Adobe and other ISVs to
 deliver innovative publishing solutions on this robust platform."
     Customers will be able to run older Mac OS 9 applications using the
 "Classic" software that will continue to be bundled with Mac OS X. The newly
 released Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" operating system has an updated version of
 Classic which launches twice as fast; awakes from sleep much faster when
 AppleTalk(R) is turned on; can share the same desktop and document folders and
 Internet preferences as Mac OS X; and can access all Mac OS X file systems.
 
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
 Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
 students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world
 through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
 
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS and AppleTalk are
 either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product
 names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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SOURCE Apple Computer, Inc.
    APPLE EXPO, PARIS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Apple(R) (Nasdaq:   AAPL) today announced that starting in January 2003, all new
 Mac(R) models will only boot into Mac(R) OS X as the start-up operating
 system, though they will retain the ability to run most Mac OS 9 applications
 through Apple's bundled "Classic" software. There are nearly 4,000 native
 applications now available for Mac OS X.
     "We expect that 20 percent of our entire installed base will be using Mac
 OS X by the end of this year, making it the fastest operating system
 transition in recent history," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Now it's time
 for Apple and our third-party developers to focus all of our resources
 exclusively on Mac OS X, rather than dividing them between two different
 operating systems."
     All new Macs sold since January 2002 have had Mac OS X factory-set as the
 default operating system. Over 75 percent of customers using these Macs have
 elected to keep Mac OS X as their default operating system. Apple estimates
 that there are over 3 million Mac OS X users today, and expects to reach
 5 million Mac OS X users -- or more than 20 percent of the installed base
 -- by the end of this calendar year.
     "We're happy to see Apple take this next step to drive adoption of Mac OS
 X," said Kevin Browne, general manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at
 Microsoft Corp. "Mac OS X has really come of age with the release of 'Jaguar,'
 and we think the combination of OS X v10.2 and Office v. X for Mac provides
 our customers with the power and compatibility they're seeking."
     "Apple is doing the right thing by making their Mac OS X system transition
 timeline perfectly clear," said Shantanu Narayen, executive vice president of
 Worldwide Products at Adobe Systems. "By accelerating Macintosh customer
 migration to OS X, Apple will make it easier for Adobe and other ISVs to
 deliver innovative publishing solutions on this robust platform."
     Customers will be able to run older Mac OS 9 applications using the
 "Classic" software that will continue to be bundled with Mac OS X. The newly
 released Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" operating system has an updated version of
 Classic which launches twice as fast; awakes from sleep much faster when
 AppleTalk(R) is turned on; can share the same desktop and document folders and
 Internet preferences as Mac OS X; and can access all Mac OS X file systems.
 
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
 Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
 students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world
 through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.
 
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS and AppleTalk are
 either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product
 names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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