The story behind Apple's NeXT OS in 1996 (video)

Summary:Jean-Louis Gassee says it's good that Apple chose Steve Jobs' NeXT OS over his Be OS in 1996. He couldn't stand Apple management at the time.

At a Churchill Club event in San Jose, Calif., Jean-Louis Gassée discusses why Apple chose Steve Jobs NeXTSTEP OS over Gassée's Be OS. In hindsight, Gassée says, "Thank god that didn't happen, because I hated Apple's management."

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems, Software

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