Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Dec 2008 21:13 UTC, submitted by shaneco
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Is Windows 7 leaning too much towards the Mac side of life? Many Microsoft bloggers are saying that it does, that Windows 7 is too much "form over function", something they accuse Apple of. While superficially they may have a point, the differences between Windows and Mac OS X are still glaringly obvious. Are a few changes to the taskbar enough to make Windows OS X-like? Bloggers like Mary-Jo Foley, Paul Thurrot, and others seem to think so.
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Why is this bad?
by darknexus on Fri 5th Dec 2008 22:09 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Why must a certain look and feel be exclusive to one os? Ideas circulate, are borrowed, and are often improved upon as a result, to the benefit of everyone. This is one way in which progress happens. Yes, the Windows 7 taskbar has some dock-like features. So what? Why must the rabid fanboys of one operating system believe that concepts from another os are horrible and are tainting their pet system? Utterly ridiculous. It's one thing to say that you don't like the new feature and give good reasons, even one as simple as not liking the way it looks. Saying that it shares some similarities with OS X and therefore is automatically a horrible idea is just fundamentally ignorant and stupid.

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RE: Why is this bad?
by jason_ff on Sat 6th Dec 2008 01:06 in reply to "Why is this bad?"
jason_ff Member since:
2006-06-29

I couldn't agree more. Personally, as a Leopard user, I don't think Win7 seems too much like it. Though I haven't used Win7.

Something like the taskbar finally allowing you to re-arrange items I think is a real blessing. While yes it is a *feature* of the Dock, I'd hardly consider it to be an *innovation*. Re-arranging Dock/taskbar items seems like a no-brainer, and should be in every OS.

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