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]: OS 7 Crashes from IE?
by Cloudy on Fri 27th Oct 2006 05:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OS 7 Crashes from IE?"
Cloudy
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2006-02-15

Are you confusing the original ARPAnet with internet?

In '84, we split MILnet from ARPAnet with only a few trusted gateways allowed. At that time we started calling it the internet, although it was always an internet. The "public" internet started when we split off NFS net and DARPA stopped funding. At that time it became possible to access the net via a limited number of commercial ISPs.

You're "90s" thing was when we allowed the internet to be used for commercial purposes. Bad mistake, but there's no going back.

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