Jobs Confirms No CD-R/W For OS X, Says Updates On The Way

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C|Net has published a report on Appleis press event in Cupertino that deals with some issues near and dear to many would-be Mac OS X users hearts. According to the report, Steve Jobs, Appleis CEO, confirmed reports broke by another C|Net report that OS X final would not support burning CD-R or CD-RW disks despite the fact that burning your own CDs is at the center of Appleis current marketing campaign. According to the C|Net report:

Putting an operating system together takes time, Jobs said. Companies can wait until everything is perfect or get out early versions and obtain feedback.

"With an OS, only the latter is viable," he said.

Apple, for instance, came to a crossroads on CD recording a few months ago, Jobs said. The company effectively had to decide between having its development teams concentrate on adding a feature into Mac OS X that would let the operating system record CDs on Appleis own CD drives, or adding support for third-party CD burners into Mac OS 9.1, the companyis current OS.

The report also says that Apple will be releasing updates next month for CD-R/W capabilities and sometime this Spring for DVD playback capabilities.

This is an excellent report, and there is more information that we did not quote. We recommend it.

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