Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2008 03:15 UTC
Windows I personally doubted that Windows 7 would make an actual appearance during the Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer joint interview up on stage at the D6 conference, but as it turns out, it has made an appearance. During an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Ballmer and Gates' past, present, and future, a short demo was given of Windows 7.
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RE[3]: Finally
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 28th May 2008 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Finally"
MamiyaOtaru
Member since:
2005-11-11

So buying a company or product (QDOS) or hiring people who worked on one (Mosaic) isn't literally "copying" but it's still "coming late to the party" which I think was the thrust of the OPs post.

Now I don't mind coming late to the party, as long as one improves what was there. But it doesn't get one much street^H^H^H cubicle? cred ;)

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RE[4]: Finally
by Clinton on Wed 28th May 2008 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

I agree. If you come late to the party, you had better have something damn nice. Microsoft never does.

The only "me too" product Microsoft has ever produced that I think was better than the original is C#. It is less wordy than Java, from whence it came.

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RE[4]: Finally
by tupp on Thu 29th May 2008 04:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

Coming late to the party? That's like not offering a multi-button mouse decades after every one else had one. Or perhaps it's like incorporating a dock/taskbar many years after it became popular in other OSs/GUIs. Or maybe it's like not offering GUI themeablilty while most other OSs/GUIs offer a plethora of themes.

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