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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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2. The Mac Path bar: Windows Address bar
by Tuishimi on Tue 13th Oct 2009 06:46 UTC
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Errrr. That was a huge part of the NEXTSTEP file manager. It sat on the top... above the file pane. It was drag and drop if I remember correctly, too... and slid left and right. Much better than the current version implemented in OS X. But I am glad it is there.


Control panels... Mac OS had them in a convenient place too, the drop down menu. All in one place.


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These and other things make it clear that the article's author never used Mac OS <=9. He should hang is head in shame and never, ever publish anything else.

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