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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innovative ???
by Janvl on Wed 14th Oct 2009 12:32 UTC
Janvl
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2007-02-20

The whole IT-branche is non-innovative.

I have been around for a while but innovations come from other disciplines like medicine, the use of ceramic materials in engines etc. etc.

The only innovation I can see is nontechnical, it is the process of developing open source software, that phenomena, started by Stallman, has grown to something that is changing the IT-world, but that is only my opinion. . . .

BTW Apple's praised "Designs" were "borrowed" as well.

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