Macintosh actually fits the bill a little better than Windows. A lot of windows technology was taken from Macintosh. It is also far more user friendly then Windows. Microsoft was able to take advantage of the market by offering its OS to other hardware manufacturers. Mac failed due to its proprietorship in not allowing other computer manufacturers? access to their OS.
A similar problem is happening to Microsoft currently. Linux is taking some of Microsoft?s technologies and incorporating it into the Linux OS. And the same hardware manufacturers (such as HP, IBM, and others) that helped Microsoft become the largest OS are supporting Linux. Microsoft is also currently looked upon as the most proprietary OS as well.
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