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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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RE[2]: Screen Sharing?
by phoenix on Tue 13th Oct 2009 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Screen Sharing?"
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"5. Screen Sharing: Remote Desktop Connection

It's called NXHost and it was in NeXTStep long before Microsoft or Apple could dream of it's capabilities.

Pre-dating the same functionality in the X Window system & products from Citrix?

Add-on products like Citrix and Timbuktu don't count, as they are not bundled/part of the OS.

XDMCP does predate Windows and MacOS, though.

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