CUPERTINO, California—January 9, 2002—Apple® 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® Software team, he helped to design the Mac® 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.

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