Linked by snydeq on Mon 12th Oct 2009 15:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces InfoWorld's John Rizzo chronicles the 20 most significant ideas and features Microsoft and Apple have stolen from each other in the lead up to Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. 'Some features were stolen so long ago that they've become part of the computing landscape, and it's difficult to remember who invented what.' Windows 7's Task Bar and Aero Peek come to mind as clear appropriations of Mac OS X's Dock and Expose. Apple's cloning of the Windows address bar in 2007's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard as the path bar is another obvious 'inspiration.' But the borrowing goes deeper, Rizzo writes, providing a screenshot tour of Microsoft's biggest grabs from Mac OS X and Apple's most significant appropriations of Windows OS ideas and functionality.
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You already know...
by Moulinneuf on Mon 12th Oct 2009 19:48 UTC in reply to "I'd like to know..."
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Answer : Absolutely Nothing.

GNU and Linux have the distinction of being entirely Legal and not relying on any stolen or copied technology.

But then you already knew that.

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RE: You already know...
by helf on Mon 12th Oct 2009 19:57 in reply to "You already know..."
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RE[2]: You already know...
by Moulinneuf on Tue 13th Oct 2009 02:16 in reply to "RE: You already know..."
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1950 GM OS

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