JAKEBENSON saidWell...MAC is the new windows. Every upgrade on most of my MAC equipment is a downgrade and their excuse is "We're not wrong, you're wrong." But MAC is about now where PC was in 1998, it's giant and pompous but works for the most part. Unlike windows, which is becoming the friendster of computers.
Actually, the MAC was using a graphical interfaces a number of years before M$. Nowadays, MAC runs on top of UNIX (BSD, and NEXT, along with Hurd) on top of X (invented by MIT in 1984 and developed on the MAC in 1984). That was based upon research at Xerox Parc back in mid to late 70's. MAC has a true client-server windowing system as well as a TRUE multi-tasking, multi-threaded, multi-user, multi-processor operating system that STILL isn't fully integrated into Windoze. MAC, is, by nearly any technical standard, superior to Windoze.
You'll want to read up, JakeBenson, so that you're not so badly informed as to history.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_graphical_user_interface#Xerox_PARC
Much of the source code for the MAC is open, so, many eyes are upon it and it is constantly being improved.
As a point of fact, Microsoft made a very LATE entry, with a very problematic product, into the GUI world.
The guts of the Windows NT technology came from IBM, and NOT M$.