Apple CEO Steve Jobs says that Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger will be crucial in helping to expand the Mac base. “Tiger will give customers one more reason to buy a Mac, because it’s so far ahead of Windows,” Jobs told BusinessWeek. “It has turned out just wonderfully,” Jobs said of Tiger. “It’s our biggest leap forward since the original Macintosh in 1984.” Jobs also said that the Microsoft workers developing Longhorn “are trying to copy everything they can from it.”