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Mac OS X

HISTORY
Mac OS X's history is actually
more closely tied to Steven P. Jobs
 (May 31, 1985) He was demoted
from his executive position in
Apple Inc.
 Job resigned on September 13,
1985
 He formed NeXT Inc.-Steve Jobs'
new company (1985- Dec. 20,
1996)
NeXT Inc. in the Business
 Steve Jobs met Paul Berg at an event
held in Silicon Valley.
 Berg complained to Jobs about the of
expense in teaching students about
recombinant DNA from textbooks
instead of in the wet lab.
 Berg explained to Jobs that he needed
Apple to create something similar to a
3M workstation
 This idea led Jobs to starting his own
computer company immediately after
resigning from Apple.
next is NeXT
 Jobs started Next with his fellow Apple
employees Bud Tribble, George Crow,
Rich Page, and Susan Barnes
 NeXTSTEP was intended to be a highly
advanced object-oriented programming
environment and user interface.
 plans for the NeXT computer were to
purchase an already available OS to meet
NeXT's demanding specifications.
TIME OF DEVELOPING
 Jobs went to Carnegie Mellon University and
recruited Avie Tevanian, to lead NeXT's team
of software development.
 NeXT began development of their operating
system using Objective-C.
 Jobs unveiled the first NeXT computer that
was running NeXTSTEP 0.8 on October 12,
1988 in San Francisco (NeXTSTEP was based
on Mach2.5and 4.3BSD )
NeXT Inc. NeXT Software
Inc.
 NeXT's failed as a hardware company in
the late 80's and early 90's.
-it began porting the NeXTSTEP OS to run
on Intel systems (1992).
-NeXT soon after dropped their hardware
business altogether and re-named the
company NeXT Software, Inc .
 Due to the flexible nature of the NeXT OS
it became very popular.
NeXTSTEP OpenStep
 NeXT teamed up with Sun
Microsystems (Next Step's
development continued under
the name OpenStep )
- OpenStep was basically
NeXTSTEP without the Mach Unix
kernel.
NextSTEP MAC OS X
 (December 20, 1996) Apple
purchased NeXT Software, Inc.
for $429 million.

 NeXTSTEP became Apple's


next operating system which
we all know today as Mac OS
X.
BRIEF BRIEF BRIEF HISTORY
 Job was demoted from Apple Inc.
 Job resigned
 Job open new company (Next Inc.)
 Create NeXTSTEP OS
 NeXTSTEP Inc. became NeXTSTEP Software
Inc.
 NeXTSTEP OS become OpenSTEP as the Sun
Microsystems teamed up
 Apple purchased NeXT Software Inc.
 NeXTSTEP became Apple's next operating
system which we all know today as Mac OS X