If, like me you’ve been chuckling more than a little about the fact that a Sr Microsoftie Simon Aldous came clean was horribly mistaken earlier this week when he admitted inaccurately told the press that Windows 7 owes its look and feel to Apple’s OS X. You’ll be relieved that Microsoft has now settled the matter officially stating that Me Aldous’ comments were “Totally inaccurate”.
Methinks that our friends in Redmond doth protest too much. After all, the fact that Windows 7 has an alpha blended UI at last is total coincidence and that the new task bar highly resembles Apple’s Dock is just a perception issue. Anyone thinking that Windows 7’s new thumbnail view for running application looks anything like Apple’s Stacks must have mud in their eye. Not forgetting that Windows 7 now supports multi-touch (oh what innovation!) is in no way influenced by the fact that Apple brought that technology to market over 3 years ago. Lastly be mindful that the brand new Microsoft retail stores look almost exactly like in no way resemble the Apple stores we’ve all been packing into for years.
Most importantly know that Microsoft thrives off innovation…… just not their own innovation!
Microsoft denies employee’s comments about copying Apple | Mac OS X | MacUser | Macworld.
One of the most rational piece’s on the “I’m a Mac” vs “Laptop Hunter” ad series that I’ve read. Aron does a great job of analyzing the ads, their intention and their real message. Nice to see this topic discussed in a way that avoids the finger pointing, name calling and hair pulling of others (yours truly probably included).
We get it, Windows means cheap hardware.
So I know I’m going to get flack for this one, but Windows 7 bunnies, I’m about to burst your bubble. Read more…
OK, call me a fanboi if you like but data is data and it’s hard to argue with numbers like these.
PC sales in the UK slid by 5.1% in the first quarter of 2009 while Apple’s sales grew by 6.6% during that same time. This trend really puts into question Microsoft’s whole premise that Macs are too expensive for the average guy/gal (whoever they are). Surely if that were the case Microsoft would have gained market share based on the sale of cheap netbooks. Not so. Read more…
This feels a little like snickering up my sleeve, but is Redmond really finally admitting that Winblows has been a bag of bloat-ware for years?? All those services that they so strenuously defended now, apparently, can be turned off quite safely after all.
Amazing what a little competition and the looming wide scale deployment of OpenCL in OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) can do to get people focused…
Microsoft: Lots to turn off in Windows 7 | Beyond Binary – CNET News.
Want to automatically download your favorite hows in HD (who doesn’t) and load them into Windows Media Center along with all the meta data you could ask for? Well here’s how in gory detail. (HDTV)
How to automatically download and import HD to Windows Media Center – Engadget HD.