Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 18:40 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y OSNews regular Kaiwai takes a superficial look at Vista and MacOS 10.4/10.5, and concludes: "To say that the changes in Windows Vista are only skin deep is missinformed to say the least; spend some time reading those sources I have listed, and even if you don't have a desire to run Windows Vista or particular interested in Windows based technology, it does provide some good resources explaining the changes and rationale behind those choices made. So from a purely technical point of view, Windows Vista is actually looking a whole lot more interesting than what the detractors have been saying in the computer press about the current direction."
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Just a correction to the article...
by someone on Sun 12th Mar 2006 20:19 UTC
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This's Apple WWDC is going to be held in August, so we have to wait even longer to see what's in the Leopard pipeline. However, there was rumours of a new Finder which makes better use of spotlight.

As for XPS, I don't think it can compete with PDF or is it meant to compete with PDF. PDF is well adopted and has been gradually refined over the years; I don't people are going to suddenly embrace a new, untested, narrowly supported format (at least initially) that bring nothing new to the table. This being said, it does serve as a useful metaformat, however, the advantage brought by OS X's embrace of PDF, which allows practically every OS X to output in PDF seems greater.

Edited 2006-03-12 20:30

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