Re: What about the NeXT?
Also the optical drives in the NeXt a bit mad. Still, a lot of the ideas recycled into OS X. Really OS 10, not OS "ex"!
Obviously they liked the X so much it's in the branding of all versions since 2002.
Does MS not realise that the 10 in Windows 10 might be taken for Binary 2? Like Windows 2.0 it's too monochrome (You needed Hercules or Mono CGA mode on most PCs) and too flat. Also doesn't work very well compared to NT4, Win2K, XP, Win7 (AKA Vista Service Pack Edition).
I did admire the NeXt, though thought it impracticable.