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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Apple wasn't looking for NeXT
by atezun on Thu 26th Oct 2006 02:05 UTC
atezun
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2005-07-06

I believe it was a Macworld article at the time of the purchase of NeXT that basically said, Apple didn't buy NeXT. Apple bought Steve Jobs.

Edited 2006-10-26 02:06

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