Apple has settled its lawsuit with one of three men it sued for distributing beta versions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. “Apple said it had settled the case it brought against Doug Steigerwald, who was a student, in late December,” reports Reuters. “As a member of the Apple Developer Connection, Steigerwald was given early test copies of the next version of the operating system, code-named Tiger. Apple has said Tiger will be available by this June. ‘While Apple will always protect its innovations, it is not our desire to send students to jail,’ said Apple spokesman Steve Dowling. ‘We are pleased that Mr. Steigerwald has taken responsibility for his actions and that we can put this lawsuit behind us.'” Twenty-two year old Steigerwald said he would pay an undisclosed sum to Apple.