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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RE: Apple is really missing out ...
by someone on Sun 12th Mar 2006 20:28 UTC in reply to "Apple is really missing out ..."
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Most things about OS X are in the details...

Expose is one such feature, which allows you to keep many windows open and switch to anyone window with ease. It is definitely a step up from the clunky taskbar of windows.

There is also a dictionary service, which give you pop-up definitions of words when you press cmd+ctrl+d in many applications (esp. useful in Safari)

OS X does have "non-trivial" technologies, such as Applescript, which allows you to automate most applications and make them work together.

There is also the various backbone technologies, such as the Core* APIs. You can read about them on the ArsTechnica review of Tiger.

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