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[3]: dementing
by CaptainPinko on Thu 26th Oct 2006 02:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: dementing"
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Well you see the latest 3rd episode (I think) of channel 9's coverage of the Singularity project http://research.microsoft.com/os/singularity/ . IIRC they had about 10% increase in perform. To put that in perspective that would your safer compiled language would run faster than your C code. Java could be beating it regularly (but not always of course, because under some situations Java just starts to suck shit).

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