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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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sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Take a look at KDE4. What desktop environment you know that is completely based on SVG?

KDE4 was based upon *hype*. They took every buzzword that was flying around a several years ago and based KDE3+1 upon it. And the results, in a real world sense, speak for themselves. It was an interesting experiment.

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rirmak Member since:
2009-06-23

Don't speak like that. You are not the only one dissatisfied with this transition, but this doesn't mean we have to say all kind of bullshit just to get it out of our chest. AFAICT, pretty soon we can conveniently switch back to KDE.

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eldarion Member since:
2008-12-15

KDE4 was based upon *hype*. They took every buzzword that was flying around a several years ago and based KDE3+1 upon it. And the results, in a real world sense, speak for themselves. It was an interesting experiment.

I will not discuss that with you since obviously you don't know what you are talking about and just what to troll.

Read more about that buzzwords you say on the link below and grow up.

http://thomasmcguire.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/akonadi-nepomuk-and-s...

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