Bud Tribble

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Guy L. "Bud" Tribble, MD, PhD, is Vice President of Software Technology at Apple Inc.

Tribble was a member of the original Apple Macintosh design team.[1] He served as manager of the software development team, and helped to design the Mac OS and user interface.[2] He was among the founders of NeXT, Inc., serving as NeXT's vice president of software development.[3] Tribble is one of the industry's top experts in software design and object-oriented programming.[4]

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.[5] 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.


  1. ^ Raskin, Jef (May 1984). "More Mac Reactions". BYTE (letter). p. 20. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Hertzfeld, Andy (2004). Revolution in the Valley. O'Reilly Books. p. 24. ISBN 0-596-00719-1. 
  3. ^ Deutschman, Alan (2001). The Second Coming of Steve Jobs. Broadway. p. 34. ISBN 0-7679-0433-8. 
  4. ^ Dalrymple, Jim (January 9, 2002). "Bud Tribble Returns to Apple". Macworld. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ Markoff, John (February 21, 2000). "Technology; Building an Alternative to Windows". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 

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