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Windows 7: Hmm... Comments?

13 Nov 2009   #1
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 
Hmm... Comments?

BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows 7 borrowed 'look' of Mac


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13 Nov 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing much to comment about. Somebody not involved whatsoever with Windows 7 development made some random statement which wasn't really accurate. As far as graphics and look and feel goes...I think Windows 7 looks better hands down.
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13 Nov 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Microsoft has recanted, the employee that made this statement has indicated he screwed up.

The employee is now probably working for Apple. Could be one of those 800 employees MS released.
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13 Nov 2009   #4
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

Not really comment worthy. All companies are "inspired" by other ideas. No big deal
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13 Nov 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boris View Post
Not really comment worthy. All companies are "inspired" by other ideas. No big deal
MS as we know it today owes a lot to 'inspiration'
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13 Nov 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I would suggest that this is a non issue as if you develop two things to perform the same task similarities in look and feel is virtually inevitable.

Did Henry Ford copy the layout of his cars from the existing Mercedes models, or did he simply use a similar layout because that was the required set up for a working vehicle.
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13 Nov 2009   #7
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Well, it doesn't really matter to me. I use the Classic Widows scheme with a solid color on two machines. It is crisp and easy to read and I love it. Much like my old OS/2 that I used up until XP.
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14 Nov 2009   #8
DaddyRabbit

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

Ahh OS/2 Warp, now THERE was an elegant OS for it's time, and not just in UI! Too bad IBM abandoned it, I think that had IBM been more aggressive that the whole "Mac vs. PC" thing would be much different today (as in OS/2 would be Windows major competitor). Oh how I miss thee BetaMax and HD-DVD
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