A lot of us know about this, but for those new mac users, here's our most embarassing and depressing history lesson for you. 1997 Macworld Boston Keynote This is shortly after Steve Jobs came back to Apple, and the mac fans were hoping he would instantly turn the company around with new ideas. Instead Jobs told us that Microsoft was becoming a big influence on Apple, including making IE the default browser, working together for Java compatability, and making Microsoft a big investor in Apple (non-voting stock, phew). It was a drastic change, and it definately saved Apple, but we are not proud of it. You can literally hear the booing from the crowd at any mention of Microsoft gaining any presence in macs, and when Bill Gates appears on the screen to talk to us.