updated 03:40 pm EST, Wed March 21, 2001
Charles Haddad notes that Mac OS X is "going public with very little hoopla" because the market needs time to catch up: "All this is part of an effort to build a groundswell for OS X in the next six months. By then, the company hopes, some good new applications will be on the market that'll make OS X a compelling buy. Right now, despite the list of 40 apps under development on the Apple site, I think the software makers' support is still up in the air. I've been carpet-bombed with e-mail in the past griping about my questioning of developer support, but I think skepticism is warranted until we see a critical mass of new OS X-friendly software."