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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RE: Steve, oh Steve
by jackson on Wed 25th Oct 2006 21:08 UTC in reply to "Steve, oh Steve"
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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.

Yes, that is the common myth, but read the book "On the Edge" about the history of Commodore and you get a very, very different perspective of the Woz. He is not and was not the god that some people make him out to be.

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