“Jean-Louis Gassée, Apple’s former head of Macintosh product development between 1981-1990, has commented on Apple’s crucial choice of Steve Jobs’s NeXTSTEP as their operating system back in 1996 instead of BeOS, his own creation,” Christian Zibreg reports for 9to5Mac. “Much of NeXTSTEP code would make possible Mac OS X, later adapted for Apple’s mobile devices.”
Zibreg reports, “Speaking at a Churchill Club “Steve Jobs’ Legacy” talk event (which is fantastic the whole way through – above) in San Jose yesterday, Gassée remarked (at about an hour in): ‘Thank god that didn’t happen, because I hated Apple’s management.'”
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