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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Sorry, but I don't miss
by yakirz on Wed 25th Oct 2006 21:38 UTC
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2006-05-11

[bomb] "Sorry, an error of Type 11 occurred." Which I saw constantly on my Powerbook 520c, running Systems 7.5.3 - 7.5.5.

There are some things I liked better, appearance-wise, on the Classic Mac OS, such as labels coloring the entire folder, not just the title, but for the most part System 7 was not very stable. I am a Mac user, and supported Apple throughout their troubles in the mid-1990's, but a lot of their efforts during the years weren't really that wonderful. Better than Windows, but not up to OS X standards.

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