Communicator to Ship with Mac OS X
Thursday July 8th, 1999
Waldo has this great news for Macintosh Mozilla users. Waldo writes, "According to MacOSRumors, 'OS X is expected to ship with at least one Web browser (Internet Explorer if Microsoft ports it, Communicator 5 for certain, as well as a trial version of OmniWeb 3.0 quite likely)'.
Cool! Mozilla shipping w/every new Mac 'for certain'. I like it!"
#27 MacOSX - vapourware
Saturday July 10th, 1999 3:10 PM
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Very well said. Apple goes through the Alpha/Beta stage of its products extremely quickly. For instance, Mac OS 8.7, which hit Alpha (from Developer) in late April or early May just in time for WWDC, is now in late betas, and in a few weeks we should see final candidates coming our way. If you assume a similar timeline after Mac OS X Client hits alpha, we're on an excellent schedual right now.
Also, Mac OS X Client is already remarkably complete. The two major things that need to be done before they can ship are (1) migrating to Quartz, and (2) stabalizing Carbon. The former is 2/3 complete now, according to Jobs, and the latter is coming along extremely nicely, if you look at the latest Carbon SDK. Once these two things are completed, the OS will finish itself remarkably quickly; the Mac OS 8.x utilities will be able to be moved in a matter of days over the Carbon infrastructure, and then the OS should be ready to ship.