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[4]: Wrong title?
by Governa on Thu 26th Oct 2006 13:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wrong title?"
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> No, YOU get it wrong.

It doesn't need to be an expert to realize Mac OS X is a better OS in every aspect (and I surely include security) than previous incarnations of Mac OS. I don't think Woz meant what you think he meant, and from what I've read, most of the replies seem to express the same feeling as mine.

One thing we agree is that we disagree. No hard feelings.

I still think you're flamebaiting though... ;)

Edited 2006-10-26 14:01

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