Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 16th Dec 2008 07:02 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Apple Microsoft's first-ever iPhone application is a slick photo viewer with a browsing capability that handles a large number of photos on a mobile device screen. The Seadragon mobile application is free through Apple's application store. It a product of Microsoft's Live Labs division, which focuses on developing Web-based technology and applications. Seadragon incorporates the Deep Zoom feature, which is also integrated into Silverlight 2, Microsoft's multimedia tool. It allows a user to quickly magnify a particular area of a photo, regardless of its size.
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RE: And Apple Allowed it!?!?
by Moredhas on Tue 16th Dec 2008 09:16 UTC in reply to "And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

Microsoft Office, strangely enough, was on Apple computers before it was running on Windows. Apple may be alive today because of the pact, but if memory serves, it was a ten year long pact that started in 1997.

I'm honestly more surprised they didn't can this because it reproduces existing iPhone functionality. I don't have an iPhone, so I can't compare this feature list to the in built photo viewer's, but I'd think Microsoft's app packing more features would be an even better reason to not allow it.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Apple may be alive today because of the pact, but if memory serves, it was a ten year long pact that started in 1997.


Office, as a suite, was indeed released for Mac before it was released for Windows but it wasn't in 1997. Office 1 for Mac was released in 1990.
It's important to note though that all the individual components (Word, Excel etc) was all available on Windows before Mac.

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-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

"It's important to note though that all the individual components (Word, Excel etc) was all available on Windows before Mac." -> "were" available.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_excel
"Redmond released the first version of Excel for the *Mac in 1985*, and the first *Windows version* (numbered 2.05 to line up with the Mac and bundled with a run-time Windows environment) in *November 1987.*"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_word
"It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), the *Apple Macintosh (1984)*, SCO UNIX, OS/2 and *Microsoft Windows(1989)*."

Both were available first on the Mac, then on Windows. It's true that Word was at first released on Xenix, a Microsoft OS, though.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I didn't mean that Office was part of the pact. I thought when I said that Office was on the Mac before it was on Windows, and that the pact started in 97 people might add two and two and actually get four for a change, since there were numerous Office versions for Windows prior to 1997.

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RE[2]: And Apple Allowed it!?!?
by gfolkert on Tue 16th Dec 2008 12:27 in reply to "RE: And Apple Allowed it!?!?"
gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

blah, even I got it wrong.

Edited 2008-12-16 12:28 UTC

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