Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Oct 2006 19:29 UTC
Mac OS X Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that Apple did not need NeXT, the company that provided the foundation for Mac OS X; he argues that System 7 wasn't nearly as bad as it was made out to be. Wozniak also says that Mac OS 9 was more secure than OS X is now: Mac OS X is built in Unix and is therefore more prone to attacks because people are familiar with the holes in Unix, explained Woznaik. "Some of the holes in Unix are well known. So keeping Firewalls on is more important. And we keep announcing, even our own security fixes, not as many as Microsoft but still we never really had those in the OS 9 days."
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Steve, oh Steve
by mlopes on Wed 25th Oct 2006 20:16 UTC
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Those who know the history of Apple easily recognize that Steve Wozniak was the man behind the technical splendor that was emerging. Apple I, Apple II was due to his labour.

Nevertheless, I think that Steve has lost a little bit sense of reality. Times are different, way different and raw comparasion is not that easy.

Also, the option to base Mac OS X on *nix grants access to a lot of Free Software apps already available for *nix. On the other hand, there are a lot more programmers with knowledge of a *nix than compared to those that have expertize on Mac OS 9.

Continuing to develop over Mac OS 9 would be senseless. I'm sorry Steve, you've missed this one.

Edited 2006-10-25 20:17

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