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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Nice one Woz.
by tyrione on Thu 26th Oct 2006 01:08 UTC
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The merger had come and gone, the Engineering teams were restructured and the Tevanian team salvaged Mac OS and release the last versions of 8.x and then OS 9 to satisfy the legacy needs of Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia, etc.

Mac OS never compared to Openstep and it sure as hell didn't compare to what was planned for OS X that is still just beginning to show its teeth.

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