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.
Thread beginning with comment 389007
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Command Prompt
by sorpigal on Tue 13th Oct 2009 10:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Command Prompt"
Member since:

And that would be the Amiga.

And what year would that be? I'm guessing X and even W had terminal programs almost as soon as they existed. So, 198[34] would be the years to beat.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[4]: Command Prompt
by AaronD on Tue 13th Oct 2009 19:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Command Prompt"
AaronD Member since:

I'm willing to bet that Doug Englebart's NLS system had one. It had everything else. That was 1967.

Reply Parent Score: 1