Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Apr 2005 07:05 UTC
Mac OS X OSNews reviews Apple's latest OS upgrade. Is it an overpriced, glorified point release or a truly worthy upgrade with major new functionality? Is it a Longhorn killer or just more of the same? We'll take a look, and try to see what's on the surface as well as what's under the hood.
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Launchbar definitively older than Spotlight
by Andreas on Fri 29th Apr 2005 04:39 UTC

Sergio said:
I couldn't help but notice some false information OSNews published in that story.

1) You accused apple of ripping off Launchbar and Quicksilver in Spotlight. However, Apple has been working on their implementation of spotlight since 2000. Spotlight was developed 'first', but only arrived in the market after Launchbar and Quicksilver, for largely technical reasons. Not to mention, they are all implemented in a aesthetically and functionally very different ways.


Sorry mate, you're way off. Launchbar was invented for NeXTSTEP in the early 90s. You can still download them from Objective Development's web site: http://www.obdev.at/products/next-stuff/index.html

It took Apple 10 years to pick up the idea.