OSX (Unless you mean the NEXT version) was a huge step up from what was around. It was an evolution of the realistic looking icons that every os uses, and took things to the next level. At the time you had choices of Linux, Windows 2000 and Windows ME. OSX was simply better in every way to them. Those of you saying that ios 7 is something Jobs would do by showing pics of OSX are simply proving your own ignorance above all else.