Jobs unveils Mac OS X
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Jobs unveils Mac OS X

Apple chief Steve Jobs offered the first glimpse of the forthcoming client version of Mac OS X during his Macworld Expo keynote in San Francisco.

One completely new feature is the Aqua user interface, which will make extensive use of color and transparency: For example, translucent red, green and yellow buttons at the top left of each window will close, maximize or minimize the window.

While rumors of Jobs unveiling new Apple hardware - such as a PowerBook or a large-screen iMac - proved false, Jobs did outline new Internet strategies for the company. Along with new e-commerce services such as electronic greeting cards, the company invested $200 million in EarthLink Network to establish the online service as Apple's premier ISP partner.

A full report of Jobs' keynote revelations is posted at www.macweek.com. The streaming audio of the speech is available at www.zdradio.com.