Okay, I am a MacAddict, eventhough my Mac is old and not able to run the new OS X(ten) that just came out I am able to compare OS9.1 vs Windows 95& ME because I use all three. The biggest difference is the shell, that the GUI sits on. Windows sits on DOS or a virtual DOS. MAC GUI, is built directly into the OS, whic gives you a little more control than does Windows. Drive nams are a very little issue, but on Mac, you can name your drives, while on Windows, they are named for you and you are not able to change them. One thing that gets on my nerves about Win, is that when you put a CD in, if it does not auto start a program, you have to go into "My computer" and double click on the drive to find it. When ever you put a disk in a Mac, it automatically appears on the desktop, which makes transferring files from a disc to the drive a little simpler. more as I feel the need.