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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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Windows "Usability" (somewhat off-topic)
by Dr.Mabuse on Thu 15th Oct 2009 03:54 UTC
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Microsoft seems to have made steadier progress, as each Windows release has been markedly better in usability


I think usability has gone backwards since Win2K, where as Apple's OS X seems to be better than ever.

Flashier looking != better usability.

[BTW: I'm an XP (classic mode) desktop user]

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