This statement, made by a UK Microsoft manager, has been called a ‘can of worms’
"What we've tried to do with Windows 7, whether it's traditional format or in a touch format, is create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics."
Question.. when haven’t Apple and Microsoft ‘exchanged’ ideas regarding looks, and how many ways can a GUI be made to look very different to all others while still retaining all that a GUI should be?
The original concept came from a couple of Xerox guys who were just messing about during their lunch breaks, and I do believe that Bill Gates saw it at Xerox before Steve Jobs did. It follows that Microsoft had the idea to use it commercially which means that Apple have always copied Microsoft.
The whole thing is like accusing two paints makers of copying each others ideas because both manufacturers have a red colour in their product ranges. Who cares!!
We all know that Windows (and the PC) has the best GUI, is the best bang for the buck, and rules generally. While Mac users work on installing Windows 7 onto the brushed aluminium image boosters, who in their right mind would ever want Mac OSX on a PC? It would be like doing Calculus on a two bead abacus.
I am over ‘50’ and I’m a PC.. ☺
Wed, Nov 18 2009 23:42