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A few of you "Bill Gates is freakin' awesome" MS-lover types might be interested to know some of the facts about the Xerox/Macintosh/Windows interaction. I will try to include links to corroborate what I am relating here. The main source of this info comes from here. I suggest that you read this page and all the other related links found here; you might be surprised at what you find.
The upshot of the pages on the above-mentioned site is that MS did indeed steal much of Apple's code for the Macintosh GUI, but that Apple did not steal from Xerox. BTW, even if Apple was guilty of stealing important code from Xerox, that would NOT give MS the right from Apple! Ever heard "two wrongs don't make a right"? A summary of the information from the link above: Apple was doing basic research into the concepts and applications of a graphical user interface (GUI) long before Steve Jobs visited Xerox's Palo Alto Re...