Apple Releases Mac OS X Developer Preview 4 with Final API Specs

Preview Comes Bundled with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and Supports the
Java 2 Platform

WWDC, SAN JOSE, California-May 15, 2000-Apple today released its fourth
developer preview of Mac OS X to the 4,000 developers attending its annual
Worldwide Developer Conference. This preview version of Apple’s next
generation operating system includes the final API specifications required
by developers to complete upgrades of their applications to take full
advantage of Mac OS X’s new capabilities. Mac OS X Developer Preview 4 also
includes a version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 5 specifically for Mac
OS X, and support for the Java 2 Platform.

“With this Preview release, developers now have everything they need to
make killer applications for Mac OS X,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We
are incredibly pleased at the support we are getting from many of the
world’s best software developers for Mac OS X, the future of the Mac

Mac OS X supports the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) featuring
the HotSpot client virtual machine. Mac OS X, a completely new
implementation of the Macintosh operating system, will be the only
high-volume personal computer operating system with out-of-the-box Java 2
integration. Java applications running on Mac OS X will realize the
benefits of the Aqua user interface, a major advancement in personal
computer user interfaces.

More than 200 developers have committed to delivering products for Mac OS X
since early January, including Adobe, Alias|Wavefront, Avid, Canon, Dantz,
Digidesign, Disney Interactive, EarthLink, Epson, FileMaker, HP, IBM,
Macromedia, Microsoft, Palm and Sun Microsystems. Alias|Wavefront today
announced that Maya, the premier 3D application, will be available on the
Mac for the first time with Mac OS X; and Adobe demonstrated its desktop
publishing application, InDesign, on Mac OS X.

Availability & System Requirements
A public beta of Mac OS X will be available this summer enabling customers
to experience Apple’s next generation operating system firsthand. The final
version 1.0 of Mac OS X will be available in January 2001. Mac OS X is
designed to run on all Macintosh computers using PowerPC G3 and G4
processor chips, and requires a minimum of 64 MB of memory.