PRESS RELEASE January 9, 2002

Bud Tribble Joins Apple as Vice President of Software Technology

CUPERTINO, California - January 9th, 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 andobject-oriented programming”, said Avie Tevanian, Apple's senior vicepresident 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 ofEngineering leading development of next generation user interface softwareand Internet services for Linux computers. Previously, Tribble was chieftechnology officer for the Sun-Netscape Alliance, responsible for guidingInternet and e-commerce software R&D. Tribble also helped found NeXTComputer, where he was vice president of Software Engineering and a keyarchitect of the NextStep operating system.
Tribble earned a B.A. degree in Physics at the University of California, SanDiego and a M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics and Physiology at the University ofWashington, Seattle.
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