The story behind Apple's NeXT OS in 1996 Summary: 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." November 10, 2011 -- 15:26 GMT (07:26 PST) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Operating Systems, Apple, Software Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.