Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 27th Jul 2005 15:56 UTC, submitted by Saad
Apple After his departure from Apple, Steve Jobs created NeXT Computer, a company which has had a large impact on the design of operating systems today.  NeXT was the creator of the first commercially viable object oriented operating system, the first hybrid microkernel, and numerous other notable innovations.  Read the whole story at Braeburn.
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RE[14]: Ahead of its time
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 29th Jul 2005 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Ahead of its time"
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"NeXT was supposed to cease to exist once Apple bought them, except it didn't happen that way. Instead, the Macintosh ceased to exist."

And considering the direction Macintosh was going when Jobs and NeXT came onboard, Thank Figging God.

In some ways, yes. But in quite a few ways, OS X manages to leave out useful features from both the OSes it descends from.

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