> > Mac comes out with a machine and O.S. that makes the then Windows look > > like crap. > > Ummm, there _was_ no Windows at that time. The Mac came out in 1984. > Windows was, from the start, a pretty lame imitation of the Mac and > other windows-look UIs at the time. Sorry. You are right. I was confusing the time I started looking at them with the time they came out. I didn't buy the Mac because I crashed the display model twice in fifteen minutes of checking it out. That, of course, is pretty much past. Most crashes now (once per week in my use of Mac at work) are the fault of Gates & Co., not of MacOS.