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]: Wrong title?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th Oct 2006 13:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wrong title?"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

No distortion whatsoever. I really think you got it all wrong.

No, YOU get it wrong. He says CLEARLY that OSX is less secure than OS9. It's RIGHT THERE in plain sight.

"That was something to say for Mac OS 9. It was just so secure," he said. [...] Mac OS X on the other hand is built in Unix and is therefore is more prone to attacks [than OS 9] because people are familiar with the holes in Unix, explained Woznaik."

Governa, it's right there in plain sight: he says OSX is more prone to attacks than OS9. In other words, Woz says that OSX is less secure than OS9. Anyone not affected by the RTF understands that.

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