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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Software or Hardware
by siraf72 on Wed 25th Oct 2006 20:35 UTC
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How much does the Woz know about software (in comparison to his knowledge of hardware?).

My impression is he is a hardware guru, can anyone shed light on this? Having owned an Apple IIe, Mac SE (still working), and now a G5 (with a couple of things in between), I have emense respect for the man and what he helped create but is this really his forte?

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