MacOSX Public Beta : 10 years

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Apple

MacOSX Public Beta, a true revolution that recent switchers weren’t aware of (and that can explain their lack of understanding of the layers that make MacOSX, and their wrong use of the system due to previous Windows experience), was launched 10 years ago at Paris’s Apple Expo (Steve Jobs’s keynote at Palais des Congrès – I was there -, and availability for purchase at Apple Expo / Parc des expositions following the presentation).
Macworld speaks about their feelings at that time, and we can also watch the videos here. The provided documentation with Developer Tools presented the system layers (MACH task, then wrapped by a BSD one, and then by a Carbon one), Quartz engine, revolutionnary IOKit, and later (2001) CoreAudio.


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