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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Thurrott is such a troll.
by steviant on Sat 6th Dec 2008 20:38 UTC
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In his article he basically makes a case for one button mice (apparently he thinks the average Windows user never presses the right button), and says that the iPod and iPhone are hard to use.

I asked my computer illiterate neighbour whether she found her iPod hard to use... she looked at me as though I must be stupid if I can't use an iPod.

As for the Windows 7 taskbar, I'd never used it or seen it in action until about 5 mins ago when I tested my guesses by watching a video of it. It turns out I was easily able to correctly guess what the meaning of the different tiles was.

Considering what a low opinion this guy has of average Windows users I'm surprised he has such an ardent following among the Windows fan community.

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