The 50 Greatest Moments in Apple History

7. Mac OS X Is Released

Year: 2001

When Apple purchased NeXT Computer company, its main intention was to leverage the NeXT Step OS into a next-gen operating system. Four years later, the fruits of that labor came to light with Mac OS X. A completely revamped, next-generation operating system, Mac OS X boasted an awesome new graphical user interface called Aqua, which made everything else look completely dated by comparison.

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