Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2007 08:14 UTC
Mac OS X "The current beta build of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, released to developers at WWDC '07, is not as polished as what people have come to expect of Apple's design team - users are still left with at best several disagreeable changes, and at worst a hideous hodgepodge of HIG contradictions. I have broken down 5 onscreen blunders that detract from the user experience and make Leopard the ugliest and most uncharacteristically 'Apple' OS to date." Thanks to MacWereld for pointing this article out.
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by Nelson on Wed 11th Jul 2007 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Woefully late? I'm using WPF and XAML right now on VS Orcas with the Expression Suite... and was even earlier than that pre Orcas..

Are you using Core Animation right now? No?

Aero is not WPF. Just like Core Animation is not Quartz Compositor.

Microsoft is a victim of it's own openness in terms of the development of Vista. They basically showed off everything they were brainstorming on, some of it was revolutionary and some of it was just a plain bad idea.

They then slowly but surely started to remove things that would be either too radical of a change, or impractical to deliver given their time frame.

A lot of companies do that when delivering products, there is nothing different with Microsoft.

I'm sure Apple has cut features from products. Of course, you would never know because of how badly they keep their users informed.

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