"One safe technology prediction for this year is that we'll see
new operating systems and new user interfaces on personal
computers. Mac OS X (referred to as "10"), Microsoft Corp.'s
Whistler update to Windows and Eazel Inc.'s new user interface for
Linux all are expected to debut this year."
"Many people are eagerly awaiting these products, and some
analysts are hoping they'll deliver a much-needed jolt to the PC
industry. But other experts think the modern PC operating system is
stuck in a rut."
"One of the most amazing technological phenomena of the last 20
years has been the universal adoption of the desktop graphical user
interface - or GUI, pronounced "gooey" by technical developers. No
matter where you go in the world, if you find a working PC you'll
almost certainly be using some variation of this interface."