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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Apple wasn't looking for NeXT
by atezun on Thu 26th Oct 2006 02:05 UTC
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I believe it was a Macworld article at the time of the purchase of NeXT that basically said, Apple didn't buy NeXT. Apple bought Steve Jobs.

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vikramsharma Member since:

Completely agree with you, Apple needed Steve Jobs more than NeXT. OS X got Apple a lot of respect in the computer world, OS X was/is the one of the major reasons for so many users switching to the mac. There has also been an increase in the number of apps and quality of the apps, OS X has more than 10,000 applications, a lot of X11 based apps etc.

OS X, all the Linux based operating systems, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, other Unix like Operating Systems are prone to the security exploits of Unix, guess that makes Windows the most secure Operating System ever.

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