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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Money stinks???
by s_groening on Thu 26th Oct 2006 11:17 UTC in reply to "Wrong title?"
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2- Woz never says OS9 is more secure than OS X, not once! He only says he has warned Steve Jobs that Apple didn't need the huge amount of money needed to buy NeXT.

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"we didnít really need a new operating system for that amount of money involved in the purchase of NeXT"



What you're actually saying is that Apple did not need the money needed to buy NeXT.
This effectively means that in your interpretation, Apple had way too much money and that they didn't need it...

Where exactly does the quote state that??

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