The IBM-Apple Taligent
venture, it is true, suffered operational and organizational breakdowns, but it basically fell victim to strategic misalignment.
The board has outlined several goals: to re-tool the computer science curriculum to teach object-oriented techniques, to share members' development efforts with Taligent
and the community, and to support the widespread use of object-oriented technology in developing mission-critical applications.
A likely direct competitor of Taligent
is Cairo, an operating system under development by Microsoft.
A project called Taligent
is working on advanced software "building blocks" designed to ease creation of new programs.
The Apple/IBM alliance will introduce an operating system called Taligent
For the longer run, IBM and Apple have formed a joint venture called Taligent
to develop an object-oriented operating system based on an Apple project called Pink.
The sheer variety of object-oriented, network-capable systems (like Visual Basic, OLE, Collabra, Taligent
, and Java) seem likely to accelerate interactive innovation opportunities in most fields.
, the next-generation operating system company that Apple and IBM set up last year, has suddenly become a rather interesting proposition.
, is an object-oriented programming System (OOPS) technology with Apple.
0 will take advantage of exciting progress arising from the Taligent
object-oriented operating system being jointly developed by IBM and Apple for powerful new RISC-based workstations, and is fully capable of taking advantage of future developments in operating system portability, such as Windows NT.
group will create new object-based operating systems, and the Kaleida project will develop multimedia technologies and projects.