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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Hmmm
by flywheel on Sat 6th Dec 2008 16:42 UTC
flywheel
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2005-12-28

Featurevise Redmond might have ripped off MacOS X - and it seems they've been planning some functionality but have been unable to replicate - like the heavy discussed database add-on to NTFS (WinFS, second edition).

But lookwise it rather look like a KDE2/3 rippoff.

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RE: Hmmm
by joen on Sat 6th Dec 2008 17:12 in reply to "Hmmm"
joen Member since:
2006-03-31

That's funny as KDE is pretty much a Windows ripoff in terms of GUI.
Then again, in most people's eyes MS will always be the copycat even though it's the other way around.
KDE 4 looks a lot like Vista in certain aspects, hardly anyone notices. Screenshots of Windows 7 emerge and people call it a KDE4 ripoff because the new taskbar has bigger icons by default (even though you can set it to the same size icons for ages).

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RE[2]: Hmmm
by DeadFishMan on Sat 6th Dec 2008 17:21 in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

That's funny as KDE is pretty much a Windows ripoff in terms of GUI.
Then again, in most people's eyes MS will always be the copycat even though it's the other way around.
KDE 4 looks a lot like Vista in certain aspects, hardly anyone notices. Screenshots of Windows 7 emerge and people call it a KDE4 ripoff because the new taskbar has bigger icons by default (even though you can set it to the same size icons for ages).


You realize that initially KDE was more of a CDE ripoff than a Windows one and that CDE has been around for ages before Windows 95 showed up, right? If anything, Windows 95 copied many things from other OSes and DEs, such as RISCOS, CDE and others.

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