Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 20:40 UTC
Windows Okay, so this is new. When it comes to graphical user interfaces, everyone is copying everyone, but you'll always find supporters of platform Abc claiming platform Xyz is stealing from them - and vice versa. Mac supporters have often stated that Vista and Windows 7 were copying from Apple, and according to Microsoft's partner group manager, Simon Aldous, this is true. Wait, what?
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RE: I will make a correction
by wargum on Thu 12th Nov 2009 10:20 UTC in reply to "I will make a correction"
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Oh, really?

I'd say they absolutely copied some of the essential ideas of how the Mac GUI works, starting with Vista. And they didn't do it badly, this time. MS even improved the Dock concept by making it a window switcher, which is much more intuitive and obvious for the user than pressing an Exposé button, IMHO.

So, is MS fully there yet? No, sure not. But have they copied a significant part of the OS X UI? Absolutely.

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