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The Apple Computer Story - UNIX Operating System adopted 1999 & 2001

Mac OS X  v10.0 (Cheetah) - Apple Software

Image: Mac OS X v10.0 (Cheetah) - Apple Software

Source: Museum Victoria

Several stages have been identified in the history of the Apple Computer Company from 1976 to 2002. These stages are not necessarily chronological and, in fact, some overlap in time.

This narrative deals with one of those stages.

Each stage is described in a separate narrative.

The complete list of stages is:

Apple I Launched 1976
Corporate Rise 1977-1983
The Graphic User Interface 1983-1984
Desktop Publishing 1985-1991 
Imaging 1987-1994
Cable Networking 1984-1991
Portability 1977 onwards
Digital Video 1991
Apple loses its way 1991-1996
Return to Roots 1996-1999
MegaHertz War Myth 1994-2005
UNIX operating system adopted 1999 and 2001
Wireless connectivity introduced 1999
Music for the Millions 2001onwards

UNIX operating system adopted 1999 and 2001

The Apple Company took a calculated risk putting major resources into the development of a new operating system OSX for the Macintosh. The new system was faster and more secure than previous systems because it was based on the UNIX operating system. This was the first time that a UNIX operating system had a Graphic User Interface. Apple also ensured that software from previous systems could continue to be used. Many software developers prefer the UNIX based OSX system to facilitate the development of software. The desktop oriented version of MacOSX 10.0 was released in March 2001, but a server version was released in 1999.

UNIX Operating System adopted 2001 onwards is represented in the Apple Collection by: Mac OSX 10.0

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