Guy L. "Bud" Tribble, MD, PhD, is Vice President of Software Technology at Apple Inc. Tribble served as the manager of the original Macintosh software development team where he helped to design the Mac OS and user interface. He was among the founders of NeXT, Inc., serving as NeXT's vice president of software development. Tribble is one of the industry's top experts in software design and object-oriented programming.
Tribble's career includes time at Sun Microsystems and Eazel. At Eazel, he was vice president of Engineering leading development of next generation user interface software and Internet services for Linux computers. Tribble was also chief technology officer for the Sun-Netscape Alliance, responsible for guiding Internet and e-commerce software R&D. Tribble earned a BA degree in physics at the University of California, San Diego, and an MD and PhD in biophysics and physiology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
See also 
- Hertzfeld, Andy (2004). Revolution in the Valley. O'Reilly Books. p. 24. ISBN 0-596-00719-1.
- Deutschman, Alan (2001). The Second Coming of Steve Jobs. Broadway. p. 34. ISBN 0-7679-0433-8.
- Dalrymple, Jim (January 9, 2002). "Bud Tribble Returns to Apple". Macworld. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- Markoff, John (February 21, 2000). "Technology; Building an Alternative to Windows". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- Reality Distortion Field, Feb 1981, at MacIntosh folklore.org
- Macintosh's Other Designers, Aug 1984, Byte magazine
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