The Operating System Fountain of Youth: iOS
Jean-Louis Gassée

Wasn’t the NeXT play an acknowledgement of the difficulty of writing and maintaining an OS?

The CHRP/PReP crater must have been smoking as NeXT was merged in.

NeXTStep had been ported to just about every major processor by that time (SPARC, i386, PPC, PA-RISC) and brought along a powerful platform-crossing development toolchain.

With that flexibility, it’s a wonder macOS hasn’t yet made its debut on full-blown Apple/ARM hardware.

Is it a matter of defining that future configuration? A new take on the DuoDock?

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