Linked by snydeq on Mon 12th Oct 2009 15:24 UTC
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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RE[2]: Screen Sharing?
by darknexus on Mon 12th Oct 2009 21:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Screen Sharing?"
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Haven't used the desktop sharing in MacOS X, but I believe it's closer to VNC than RDP.

Actually, Apple's screen sharing is VNC underneath the interface. You can connect to any VNC server with the screen sharing app, and VNC clients are able to connect to you. In fact, the server bundle just happens to be called AppleVNCServer.Bundle. iChat's screen sharing feature is simply a frontend to the screen sharing app so that you do not have to specify IP addresses and/or port numbers, but it's all standard VNC underneath.

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