Steve Jobs, responsible for Vista delay (sort of)

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  1. iris_failsafe macrumors 6502

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    I found this article that claims that Microsoft had a spy inside Apple whose mission was to steal Mac OS 10.2 source code and deliver it to Mr Gates.
    It seems Apple security found out, and by orders of Steve Jobs they set the spy up with the 'code' of 10.2 which in reality was System 7 written in this weird and complicated language called INTERCAL. Apparently it was a joke but Microsoft spent various years decoding the code only to find out very late the true nature of it... this is told my a MS employee responsible for such things... Here is the link.

    http://clintonforbes.blogspot.com/2007/03/microsoft-insider-15-of-windows-vista.html
     
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  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I believe this story is an amusing hoax. Try following the link to "Clarg Creber."
     
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    Was worth reading I guess, by the comments it seems some people actually believed it. Gullible..:rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think the first story is real. I do think the second story is real.

    I don't use INTERCAL. I much prefer to write my programs in Unlambda:
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      `k.*``s``s`ks
     ``s`k`s`ks``s``s`ks``s`k`s`kr``s`k`sikk
      `k``s`ksk
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Not much new here, Microstink has stolen,copied,borrowed and used Mac for years and years because the software they make well just aint all that.
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    From no less of an authority than Andy Herzfeld, so yes, I think the "stolen from Apple" story is certainty true. It's also in his book, "Revolution in the Valley."
     

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