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May 10th, 1999

[6:00 AM] WWDC Coverage: Sonata And Sherlock II, Including Screenshots!
by Bryan Chaffin

Our coverage of the Keynote at the WWDC continues with news on Sonata, the next version of the MacOS after MacOS 8.6 (which was just released today) and Sherlock II!

Apple announced that Sonata will be coming out this fall 50 new features, 2 of which were previewed today.

This is a screenshot of the Sonata login screen:

Sherlock II

  • New interface (maximized use of the screen),
  • Set management support!! (with downloadable, automagically updated sets as well as plug-ins),
  • LDAP servers (searched for "Dave Foley" on the internet), search PRICES on different Vendors sites! (name of content, price, and availability!),

This is a screenshot of Sherlock II at work:

Multiple Users

  • Keychain is back in Sonata, built in file-encyption.
  • Voice-verification ("VoicePrint") instead of passwords!!!
  • Sonata Seeding happening this week to developers.

Apple is releasing a MacOS Anthology - $149 gets you every OS release since 7.0 for developers to test with.

A Mac Observer Report:
Apple's World Wide Developer Conference 1999

The oldest article is at the bottom, newer items are placed at the top of the list.

WWDC Coverage: Apple Shows Off G4 With Altivec, Should Ship In October - 5/11/99

A Detailed Overview Of The New PowerBook - 5/11/99

On The Flip Side--My Impressions On Mac OS 8.6, New PowerBooks, And The WWDC! - 5/11/99

WWDC Coverage: MacOS X Client And The Wrap-up - 5/10/99

WWDC Coverage: Sonata And Sherlock II, Including Screenshots! - 5/10/99

WWDC Coverage: OpenGL Final, MRJ 2.1.2, And QuickTime - 5/10/99

WWDC Coverage: Introduction, New PowerBooks, Sears, And 1st Mention Of P1 - 5/10/99

Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference Begins Today - 5/10/99


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