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: Sorry, but I don't miss
by twenex on Wed 25th Oct 2006 21:59 UTC in reply to "Sorry, but I don't miss"
twenex
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2006-04-21

"Sorry, an error of Type 11 occurred."

That always made me wonder. Wouldn't the kind of people the Mac is marketed towards (non-techies, basically) think, "What the F*CK is an Error of Type 11?!"

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RE[2]: Sorry, but I don't miss
by yakirz on Wed 25th Oct 2006 23:39 in reply to "RE: Sorry, but I don't miss"
yakirz Member since:
2006-05-11

I never did figure that out ;) I had a PowerPC 603e upgrade in the 520c, before that it was Type -1 errors or something.

You're right, though... not at all user-friendly!

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