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: Every release
by steviant on Sat 6th Dec 2008 20:55 UTC in reply to "Every release"
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Ahem, it was WINDOWS fanboys whining about Microsoft copying OS X, not Mac ones... I hate all these bloody fanboys spreading shit about OSes,

Windows fanboys whining about how mac users are all gay turtleneck wearing wannabe fashionista, Mac fanboys whinging about Microsoft "copying" them, and Linux fanboys denigrating every other operating system for not being "open" or "free" enough. They all suck, because they all spread FUD.

I'm a regular user of the three major platforms and I can't recall having to reach for another OS because I couldn't accomplish what I needed to on the platform at hand.

All contemporary computing environments are essentially equivalent in the sense that it's about equally complicated to accomplish a given task in any of them once you've learned enough about operating in a given environment to satisfy the assumptions made by the application authors. (Like knowing where to find menu bars, switch between running applications or how to use a mouse)

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