Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Nov 2011 21:32 UTC, submitted by cristoper
Apple It's no secret OSNews has a bit of a thing for the BeOS. I can only speak for myself, obviously, but relatively speaking, BeOS was the best operating system ever made. The man who started all this was Jean-Louis Gassee, former executive at Apple, who founded Be, Inc. in 1991. In the second half of the '90s, Apple was looking for a replacement for its heavily outdated Mac OS, after several failed attempts at developing its own - it came down to Steve Jobs NeXT, or BeOS. Be didn't make it, and Gassee is happier for it.
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Steve also disliked management
by Torbjorn Vik Lunde on Tue 15th Nov 2011 10:57 UTC
Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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2009-09-04

Jobs also disliked the management (and the board), in fact it was a condition for him to take on the role as interim CEO. If I am not mistaken he replaced almost the entire board, and did changes in management as well.

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rhavyn Member since:
2005-07-06

Jobs also disliked the management (and the board), in fact it was a condition for him to take on the role as interim CEO. If I am not mistaken he replaced almost the entire board, and did changes in management as well.


Gil Amelio was CEO when NeXT was acquired. Steve Jobs was brought back as an "advisor," and there was a question as to whether he would come back to Apple at all after the acquisition. As "advisor" Jobs did ensure that NeXT's senior personal replaced the equivalent people at Apple. It wasn't until Amelio fell flat on his face in a Director's meeting and at MacWorld that the board ousted him and Jobs took over as interim CEO. One of the first things he did after becoming interim CEO was replacing all but 1 or 2 of the Directors.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Most interestingly, from few bits of info from / linked by Wiki ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Amelio#1994.E2.80.931997:_Apple_Co... ), not only it was Gil Amelio who identified, during his short tenure as CEO, the problems in the Apple of the 90s[1] and made large part of decisions credited to Jobs for "saving Apple brand"[2] - also the "fell flat on his face" moment was, supposedly, very related to a major Apple stock low ...one apparently at least partially caused by Jobs. Classy.


1. Those which... Steve Jobs "reveals" here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEXae1j6EY&feature=player_detailpag...

lousy engineering management [...] 18 different directions [...] it doesn't add up, the total is less than the sum of the parts [...] focusing is about saying "no"

or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LEXae1j6EY&feature=player_detailpag...
Apple had its head in the sand for the last many years [...] missed out [...] attitude of arrogance [...] the rest of the world passed us by [...] we need to bring the Mac up into the modern world [...] because we weren't first, because we didn't set the standards [...] this whole notion of being so proprietary in every facet what we do has really hurt us [...] reinvent the wheel our own way; and yeah it might be 10% better but usually it ended up being about 50% worse


2. because, really, was the company still Apple after barely-not-folding, killing most of product lines, bringing lots of Next tech (basing the future on it, and on some new projects), and such coup?

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