The Mac buys companies with the money it earns from selling products to improve the Mac. Aproximately every four weeks Apple buys a new company. It is gearing up for the Apple TV and, I am told, to develop a Consul that will beat Sony and all the other big names - as every Mac Owner shares their Apps via the Cloud. The biggest OS X (Pronounced: OS Ten) is OS X 10.9 Mavericks. it has over two hundred updates - which improves the system and, its free from the Apple App Store! There is a program you can initiate to change how the desktop looks so that it is like the new 'Retina display'. It is not entirely similar to Retina but it smoothes out the pixels so that its a good approximate of what you can expect if you get the real thing! Ubuntu company Canonical, is trying to bring out a new phone that has Ubuntu on it. will this phone have to bought with Ubunto on it or load up an empty phone with the free program? If it charges a fee for either item it will have crossed the line from Free Software to the same as Red Hat, Suse and other commercial Linux Products. What is the value then of Linux when Apple use the same system from which the Linux System was derived and is doing a better job of it for its members and clientele? The future will be interesting to see how Ubuntu responds to the Apple projects which are getting closer to becoming the dominant Product on the World Stage. Ubuntu is being endorsed by China - but then so is Apple which is being sold to some 700 million Chinese people who want an IMAC, MacBook Pro or its new ten inch by six inch Mac Pro System, which can provide 12-core CPU, 64GB of Ram, six Thunderbolt connections and four Ethernet gigabit connections which can also be configured in a daisy-chain network for umpteen terabytes of storage space whilst having a speed of at least 7 teraflops! It has to be marveled at, for its audacity as well as its power on the net!