“OS X is full of little design touches that have redefined what people expect from a personal computer, and which complement Apple hardware,” Graham Barlow reports for TechRadar. “In fact, you can’t (legally) install the operating system on anything but a Mac, so the two are forever entwined – and that gives Apple advantages that other computer manufacturers simply don’t have.”

“With Apple’s latest MacBook Air, for example, you’ll find special keys on the keyboard that link specifically to new functions in OS X Lion, such as Mission Control,” Barlow reports. “‘We wanted to make this the dream user interface for somebody who has never touched a computer before, and that’s really hard to do,’ said ex-Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he introduced Mac OS X 10.0 to the adoring Apple faithful for the very first time at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, January 2000.”

Barlow reports, “Join us as we explore the world’s most beautiful operating system and find out how Apple created it.”

Much more in the full article – recommended – here.

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