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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MacOS 9 more secure that OS X
by Clinton on Fri 27th Oct 2006 18:08 UTC
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And yet MacOS versions < OS X completely suck and without OS X, Apple could not have enjoyed the success they have had during the last 4 or 5 years.

Woz may be right with regards to security, but if your OS has gone the way of OS/2, I don't see that it really matters much.

You never heard of DOS exploits either, but I don't think we should all revert to DOS.

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