I need some things clearing up due to some arguement I have on another forum so I wonder if you chaps could clear this up. 1) Did Apple purchase the sole rights to there operating system from Xerox, and did Microsoft also purchase the same rights from Xerox. 2) Why did Steve Jobs get kicked out of apple, and then asked back. 3) Did microsoft inject a huge amount of cash into apple, and why?. 4) Did Apple take legal action against mircosoft, if so why. Here is what I have heard, 1) Yes Apple did purchase the sole rights to the OS from Xerox.And that Microsoft copied the idea. 2) Because the new Director (From Coca Cola) and Steve did not see eye and kicked Steve out. The share holders then asked him back because Apple were in trouble. 3+ 4) I understood Apple were going to take Microsoft to court for copying the OS and calling it windows, and that the injection was cheaper than going to court and losing windows. Thank you in advance for you answers.