Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Jul 2006 15:41 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows Vista has an inbuilt undelete system based on Windows Server 2003's versioning file system, Microsoft has revealed. The technology, which is automatically switched on in Vista, will be a boon for anyone who has accidentally overwritten their PhD thesis with a BPAY receipt.
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All I can is this...

Apple may have borrowed it from Xerox but how long did Apple borrow it from Xerox before Microsoft borrowed it from Apple?

The recycle bin came a long time after the Mac OS. I remember the MS guys saying something like this to the Apple guys:

"You have to delete things twice? How stupid!"

Then Windows 95 came out with the borrowed Recycle Bin. Something tells me that Microsoft wasn't actually borrowing the idea from Xerox directly.

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the__dude Member since:


So if Apple "borrows" and idea, then its all good. Let Microsoft do the same thing and suddenly they just stole an idea.

Double standards. Gotta love em!

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PowerMacX Member since:

Actually, Apple made a commercial arrangement with Xerox so they'll show them what they had, and later hired several members of Xerox' development team. So, I wouldn't so much say "borrow" as "bought/hired/further developed Xerox technology" ;)

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MonkeyPie Member since:

I think some people have completely and totally have misunderstood what I was saying. In NO WAY did I put Microsoft in a negative light here when it came to using the Recycle Bin. I was responding to the comment about Apple "stealing" the idea of Trash from Xerox. I merely said that Apple implemented the idea well before Microsoft did. I didn't even use the word "steal" anywhere in my comment.

The quote was from Windows USERS to Apple USERS. Not the companies themselves. I had heard this I don't know how many times and I wasn't even very old when I heard it.

In no way was my observation meant to be inflammatory, so why did I get modded down? And double standard? In what way is my comment a double standard?

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