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Graphics, User Interfaces InfoWorld's John Rizzo chronicles the 20 most significant ideas and features Microsoft and Apple have stolen from each other in the lead up to Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. 'Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.' Windows 7's Task Bar and Aero Peek come to mind as clear appropriations of Mac OS X's Dock and Expose. Apple's cloning of the Windows address bar in 2007's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as the path bar is another obvious 'inspiration.' But the borrowing goes deeper, Rizzo writes, providing a screenshot tour of Microsoft's biggest grabs from Mac OS X and Apple's most significant appropriations of Windows OS ideas and functionality.
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10. Terminal Command Prompt
by phoenix on Mon 12th Oct 2009 20:28 UTC
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Old-timers will remember that Windows began as a GUI running on top of the MS-DOS command-line OS.

Old-timers will also remember that Apple computers started out with command-line OSes as well.

Did this reporter do any kind of research? Oh, wait, it's an InfoWorld article, so of course not.

What a waste of electrons.

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