Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Feb 2007 22:58 UTC
Windows El Reg has reveiwed Windows Vista. "So, there's our first look at Vista. It does benefit from a lot of good ideas, many of them Apple's, of course, but good nevertheless. It simply doesn't work very well, unfortunately. There are serious problems with execution; it's not polished; it's not ready. It should not be on the market, and certainly not for the outrageous prices being charged. Don't buy it, at least until after the first service pack is out. Don't pay to be a beta tester." Elsewhere, analysts believe Windows Vista will take a bite out of Mac's market share.
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RE: This guy lost all credibility
by macisaac on Thu 15th Feb 2007 00:42 UTC in reply to "This guy lost all credibility"
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I have noticed that some Mac fans seem to have a rather creative and overly generous (towards Apple) view of computing history sometimes. That is, Apple invented just about everything, everyone else just copied. At least they don't claim that Apple invented TCP/IP (well, at least yet...)

Granted, they have done some important bits here and there, though largely, like just about _everyone_ else, they see somebody else's idea, take what they like about it, add whatever they think up, package it all up with their look and feel and custom touches, and voila, it's the new iWhatever!

OSX is a great example of creative pilfering right down to the kernel. Not much wrong that, but it does get annoying when folks forget this, and start pointing fingers.

In terms of Vista and OSX similarity, I don't quite get it. I've run the latter, and I'm typing this from Vista Enterprise, and sure, there's some areas where you can see MS obviously had an eye on the competition, but overall, they're still quite different. If anything, Vista is reminding me of recent versions of KDE. But then, folks will say KDE gets its model from Windows...

Edited 2007-02-15 00:48

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stestagg Member since:

The thing that I find ammusing is that Max OSX was released around 4(or 3 or 7 or something) years ago. While Vista was released last month (Don't you dare mention RTM!). And yet they are pretty similar in functionality.

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HolyLiaison Member since:

Versions of Linux actually had 3D style desktop graphics available to users before Apple ever did. Not to the extent of Mac OS X or Vista, but they were the original.

Microsoft does try to out do everything though. I don't blame them one bit for it either. If I had a business I'd sure as hell try and out do everyone else that was having success with a similar product.

I'm not trying to defend Microsoft or anything. I don't like a lot of things they do, and I don't like a lot of things Apple does either. But I love both Vista and OS X, not to mention Linux variations, BeOS, and others. They all have their pluses. Variety is a good thing.

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