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Bud Tribble Joins Apple as Vice President of Software Technology

Bud Tribble Joins Apple as Vice President of Software Technology

CUPERTINO, California-January 9, 2002-Apple=AE today announced that Dr. Guy
(Bud) Tribble has joined Apple as vice president of Software Technology
reporting to Avie Tevanian. Tribble will be responsible for helping define
the software engineering group’s technical direction. Tribble began his
career at Apple where, as manager of the original Macintosh=AE Software team=
he helped to design the Mac=AE OS and user interface.

“Bud is one of the industry’s top experts in software design and
object-oriented programming,” said Avie Tevanian, Apple’s senior vice
president of Software Engineering. “We’re thrilled he’s returned to Apple
to bring his unique expertise to our ongoing commitment to make Mac OS X,
already the world’s most advanced operating system, even better.”

Tribble joins Apple from Eazel Inc. where he was vice president of
Engineering leading development of next generation user interface software
and Internet services for Linux computers. Previously, Tribble was chief
technology officer for the Sun-Netscape Alliance, responsible for guiding
Internet and e-commerce software R&D. Tribble also helped found NeXT
Computer, where he was vice president of Software Engineering and a key
architect of the NextStep operating system.

Tribble earned a B.A. degree in Physics at the University of California,
San Diego and a M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics and Physiology at the
University of Washington, Seattle.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to
students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world
through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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