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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RE: I am guessing
by r.j.l on Wed 11th Nov 2009 21:18 UTC in reply to "I am guessing"
r.j.l
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2009-08-15

Personally I think that 7 looks like it was copied from KDE4 rather than OS X

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RE[2]: I am guessing
by larwilliams on Wed 11th Nov 2009 21:20 in reply to "RE: I am guessing"
larwilliams Member since:
2007-04-03

Personally I think that 7 looks like it was copied from KDE4 rather than OS X

Except Vista came before KDE4, and KDE4 copied parts of it and OSX and slapped them together it seems.

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RE[3]: I am guessing
by pacmanlives on Thu 12th Nov 2009 00:09 in reply to "RE[2]: I am guessing"
pacmanlives Member since:
2009-02-28

"Personally I think that 7 looks like it was copied from KDE4 rather than OS X

Except Vista came before KDE4, and KDE4 copied parts of it and OSX and slapped them together it seems.
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Incorrect KDE 4 was in development long before vista was released.

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RE[2]: I am guessing
by bralkein on Wed 11th Nov 2009 21:23 in reply to "RE: I am guessing"
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

Yeah, I thought the exact same thing, glad to know it's not just me being weird! Maybe it's just because I use KDE 4 at home and when I used Windows it's mainly been the server editions at work, which obviously don't have all the desktop GUI bling. But I got and installed Windows 7 recently (for games of course, real work is done on Linux as everyone knows ;) ) and I can't help but feel amazed by the way it kind of feels like KDE 4 at every turn.

I doubt Windows 7 actually copied KDE 4, my personal view is that there are UI trends just like there are trends in everything else, so of course things from a similar era will be similar.

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