Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Dec 2008 21:13 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Is Windows 7 leaning too much towards the Mac side of life? Many Microsoft bloggers are saying that it does, that Windows 7 is too much "form over function", something they accuse Apple of. While superficially they may have a point, the differences between Windows and Mac OS X are still glaringly obvious. Are a few changes to the taskbar enough to make Windows OS X-like? Bloggers like Mary-Jo Foley, Paul Thurrot, and others seem to think so.
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RE[3]: Come on now...
by Macrat on Sat 6th Dec 2008 02:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Come on now..."
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You're right, they didn't invent OSX from scratch, however, they did completely scrap their previous OS (which had gone all the way to version 9) for an entirely new and different one (which is what I should have wrote in the first place.) While some users and developers did gripe, they ultimately embraced the new OS and now enjoy its benefits fully.

Not entirely correct. Apple (Jobs?) did eventually back down on many UI features missing from OS 9 and put them into OS X. By the time Panther (10.3) was released, many UI elements from OS 9 had been put into OS X.

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