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[2]: OS 7 Crashes from IE?
by Hank on Thu 26th Oct 2006 12:23 UTC in reply to "RE: OS 7 Crashes from IE?"
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The internet pre-dates the MAC, so I wonder what hardware platform you were using OS 7 on.

Are you confusing the original ARPAnet with internet? The pubicly held concept of the internet is a 1990's thing, and last time I checked the Mac was first made in 1984.
Regardless, the world wide web was several years after the introduction of the internet (back then it was all the proprietary BBS's, AOL, Compuserve, GEnie, et cetera) and Internet Explorer for the Mac came even later than that. It doesn't change the original point that there were stability problems with OS 7 long before Internet Explorer first graced the platform with it presence.

Edited 2006-10-26 12:28

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