“Apple Computer plans to continue rapidly bringing out new versions of Mac OS X, but it won’t continue at quite the pace it’s maintained in recent years. Since rolling out the first version Mac OS X in 2001, Apple has released three updates, and it plans to show off a new version of the operating system, code-named Tiger, at its worldwide developer conference next month,” Ina Fried reports for CNET News.
“However, during a talk at the SIIA Enterprise Software Summit 2004 here, Apple Chief Software Technology Officer Avie Tevanian said, ‘We’re slowing that (pace) down a little bit…because that’s not a sustainable rate. But you’ll still see us go really fast.’ Tevanian had previously headed OS X development but was promoted last year to oversee the company’s broader software development efforts,” Fried reports. “Apple has not said when Tiger will ship.”
“By contrast, Microsoft has released just one major desktop version of Windows–Windows XP, which debuted in 2001,” Fried reports.
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