Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Nov 2009 20:40 UTC
Windows Okay, so this is new. When it comes to graphical user interfaces, everyone is copying everyone, but you'll always find supporters of platform Abc claiming platform Xyz is stealing from them - and vice versa. Mac supporters have often stated that Vista and Windows 7 were copying from Apple, and according to Microsoft's partner group manager, Simon Aldous, this is true. Wait, what?
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haus
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2009-08-18

Are you wanting to see examples where 7 is similar to snow leopard or Windows is similar to Macintosh?

The former is less specific but can see where the inspiration derived from. The later is so apparent that I don't believe that I actually need to make such comparisons.

Edited 2009-11-11 21:02 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The later is so apparent that I don't believe that I actually need to make such comparisons.


Well, I guess I'm blind then or something. The Aero look bears no resemblance whatsoever to the Aqua look, and in behaviour, too (the "feel" bit of look and feel), I see very differing approaches to file management, window management, application management, and in the way the OS treats applications vs. documents.

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haus Member since:
2009-08-18

"Well, I guess I'm blind then or something. The Aero look bears no resemblance whatsoever to the Aqua look"

I said, "The former is less specific but can see where the inspiration derived from. The later is so apparent that I don't believe that I actually need to make such comparisons." You're speaking of the former example where the similarities are less specific yet you're asking that I provide examples like those that are more obvious ion the latter scenario. In other words, you didn't answer the question properly.

Edited 2009-11-11 21:10 UTC

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MSFT_AlexT Member since:
2009-11-16

Thom,

This is the kind of incident that I almost find amusing due to the wave of flame wars that ensue between Mac and Windows users.
However, I think it would be fair to share the real way Windows 7 was designed which Microsoft shared shortly after this story was published:

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/11/11/how-we...

I hope you will find the information interesting!
Best regards,

Alex
Microsoft Windows Client Team

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