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  • Microsoft Manager Claims Mac Inspired Windows 7, Gets Slapped


    Microsoft's partner group manager was interviewed by PCR, a trade publication for computer resellers, and blurted that the company had tried to "create a Mac look and feel" with the Windows 7 operating system. A member of the Windows team quickly struck back on the team's blog, calling the remark "inaccurate and uninformed."

    Aldous is in charge of the unit that deals with the company's resellers, which is highly significant to Microsoft as the software behemoth does not directly retail any of its products. In an interview mainly consisting of policy issues having to do with the relationship of Microsoft to the people that put the company's product on their shelves, Aldous made the following assertion.

    One of the things that people say an awful lot about the Apple Mac is that the OS is fantastic, that its very graphical and easy to use. What weve tried to do with Windows 7 whether its traditional format or in a touch format is create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics
    Aldous rallied, though, returning to the party line about Windows 7's virtues. "We've significantly improved the graphical user interface, but it's built on that very stable core Vista technology, which is far more stable than the current Mac platform," Aldous said.

    The smackdown arrived late yesterday. "Unfortunately, this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7," said Brandon LeBlanc, a company spokesman who authors most of the Windows 7 blog posts. "I hate to say this about one of our own, but his comments were inaccurate and uninformed."

    Observers have noted look-and-feel similarities between Windows 7's revamped task bar and the Mac OS X dock. Computerworld highlighted some strengths of the taskbar in its "OS Deathmatch," saying that it is better at displaying thumbnails of an application's open windows. Computerworld did, however, give the win to Mac OS X, asserting that "no one beats Apple when it comes to design."

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Manager Claims Mac Inspired Windows 7, Gets Slapped started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 69 Comments
    1. Teoyaomqui's Avatar
      Teoyaomqui -
      Quote Originally Posted by symondavis View Post
      Has no one noticed that over the years since 3.11 of Windows that their logo is slowly rotating and presently is starting to look like the OSX 'X' more than ever!

      As far as I see Windows 7, I just think that this is the system that will bleed more users to OS X due to similarities of the visuals of the OS's, Once people start to understand OS X is superior and far more stable they'll just jump ship on to the OSX wagon.
      LMAO

      or the other way around.

      Since it has the "mac" feel why not use what the rest of world is using. (not counting Linux of course)
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Amazing!
      Im God I know.

      GGG MicroSoft Lovers.

      EDIT:
      Here is one question for me to you microsoft lovers, if you don't like mac or yet alone apple,
      why are on modmyi.com? o_o
      READ MY POST HERE IF YOU HAVN'T READ IT YET.
      Microsoft Manager Claims Mac Inspired Windows 7, Gets Slapped
    1. psychodave's Avatar
      psychodave -
      AHHAHAHAHA now that's funny!
    1. ShadowDXDragon's Avatar
      ShadowDXDragon -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post

      BILL GATES PRAISING MACS

      THIS GG ALL OF YOU MICROSOFT LOVERS.
      Way to use a video from 1984. Why shouldnt bill gates like mac and steve job like windows. Both are great operating systems and a sharing of ideas is a good idea as both will benefit. Windows will get a sleeker look, macs will not suck.

      Ive never had vista crash, ive never had compatability problems, ive never had a problem getting a new 1TB harddrive into my computer at a cheap price, upgrading my video and graphics cards for a cheap price. Ive never had to go through the maker of the computer to do what i want to it ( if apple even lets you do that ).
      Ill never have to pay a high price for a computer that does everything i need for $400 with a monitor. I never had a virus, spy ware, ad ware, a trojan or even a worm.

      To everyone who thinks their macs are the safest thing around:
      Researcher cracks Mac in 10 seconds at PWN2OWN, wins $5k

      Both systems have their flaws, so what if windows copy the design from OSX, when will mac copy windows machines and let me upgrade it as i please and lower their prices? Only then will i get a mac. I want customization options, thats why im on modmyi, to mod my iphone which i think apple did an excellent job making, its just i wanted to jailbreak because i couldnt do everything i wanted to it.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Im God I know.

      GGG MicroSoft Lovers.

      EDIT:
      Here is one question for me to you microsoft lovers, if you don't like mac or yet alone apple,
      why are on modmyi.com? o_o
      READ MY POST HERE IF YOU HAVN'T READ IT YET.
      Microsoft Manager Claims Mac Inspired Windows 7, Gets Slapped
      Fail. You use Windows 7.
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by ShadowDXDragon View Post
      Way to use a video from 1984. Why shouldnt bill gates like mac and steve job like windows. Both are great operating systems and a sharing of ideas is a good idea as both will benefit. Windows will get a sleeker look, macs will not suck.

      Ive never had vista crash, ive never had compatability problems, ive never had a problem getting a new 1TB harddrive into my computer at a cheap price, upgrading my video and graphics cards for a cheap price. Ive never had to go through the maker of the computer to do what i want to it ( if apple even lets you do that ).
      Ill never have to pay a high price for a computer that does everything i need for $400 with a monitor. I never had a virus, spy ware, ad ware, a trojan or even a worm.

      To everyone who thinks their macs are the safest thing around:
      Researcher cracks Mac in 10 seconds at PWN2OWN, wins $5k

      Both systems have their flaws, so what if windows copy the design from OSX, when will mac copy windows machines and let me upgrade it as i please and lower their prices? Only then will i get a mac. I want customization options, thats why im on modmyi, to mod my iphone which i think apple did an excellent job making, its just i wanted to jailbreak because i couldnt do everything i wanted to it.
      LOL YOU MY FRIEND THEN DON'T USE UR VISTA FOR ANYTHING LOL.
      WE SIR DOWNLOAD/PLAY GAMES/USE PROGRAMS, YOU SIR OBV DON'T LOL.

      Oh And just BTW, about your link "cracks mac in less than 10 sec"

      Here is a quote from your awesome link

      "He confirmed that he had researched and written the exploit before he arrived at the challenge."

      LOL 10 SEC RIGHT RIGHT.
      I CAN CRACK VISTA IN 3 MIN IF I WANTED WITHOUT "WRITING A EXPLOIT" LOLOLOLOL

      Oh and, if bill gates liked Mac in the earlier times, Im pretty sure he loves the Newest Macs. Lmfao.

      So GG your link.

      And what will Apple ever want to copy from Windows?
      All the viruses/bluescreens of death/problems that windows has? LOL kk.

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------
      And CaptainChaos, you are right I do use Windows 7 { ONLY for AutoCad/and 2 games } Hense my sig saying "DUALBOOT" Mac Os X 10.5.8.

      Lololol


      I Win!!
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Sure. That's why your happy mac is running on a PC. If you are going to run around spewing the normal fanboi stuff you really should stop riding the fence.

      Both OS's have taken what Linux users get for free and sold it to the masses. Had Linux began with a user friendly GUI you would never hear about Microsoft nor Apple.
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Whether or not Windows copied, it doesn't matter. There will always be critics. The point is, Windows 7 is a lot better (so far) than all the previous versions.

      Also, when there's competition.. people tend to borrow concepts/ideas from others.. sometimes improving it. That's life, that's how it works. Windows and Apple are two different company, both fighting for our allegiance, pick one or get both (like me). Fact remains, this world is PC dominated.. so apparently Windows must be doing something right.
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      Sure. That's why your happy mac is running on a PC. If you are going to run around spewing the normal fanboi stuff you really should stop riding the fence.

      Both OS's have taken what Linux users get for free and sold it to the masses. Had Linux began with a user friendly GUI you would never hear about Microsoft nor Apple.
      I run both because Macs are too expensive, which is only downside to Apple.

      And I though to my self, hey if I have win 7 ultimate already, why not just put in mac right? So I did. And mac clearly wins.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      I agree on the pricing. A Mac should cost no more than a PC. I am going the other route...next month I am buying a Mac and dual booting it with Windows. I run 7 Ultimate and have been messing around with Leopard on a co-workers Mac and really the only difference I can tell between the two is the GUI. Ironically enough it is the whole reason for this thread and I have to say that the Mac GUI is not very eye pleasing.

      I want to be able to use Pwnage though so I guess I might as well get used to it.
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      yup windows definitely copied mac fo sho
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      i love that i own a mac. everyone wants one
    1. elkyelky's Avatar
      elkyelky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Looks like the trolls are out in full force.

      I'm off to play Modern Warfare 2. Maybe you Mac users will get a version in a few years.
      We don't want a version. We have a life, thank you very much.
    1. mnoraznan's Avatar
      mnoraznan -
      whoa, he types that he has a life.
      damn...what irony
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      haha like we all didn't know that microsoft copies apple =) i mean windows xp, 7, the zune etc etc etc
      their just always a bit to late
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by eZStaR View Post
      Im God I know.

      GGG MicroSoft Lovers.

      EDIT:
      Here is one question for me to you microsoft lovers, if you don't like mac or yet alone apple,
      why are on modmyi.com? o_o
      READ MY POST HERE IF YOU HAVN'T READ IT YET.
      Microsoft Manager Claims Mac Inspired Windows 7, Gets Slapped
      I can see from your posts that you're one of those true fanboy idiots. Your 'arguments' are absolutely ridiculous.

      Anyway, to answer your question, I come to modmyi because I'm not dumb enough to think that I simply *must* align myself with one single company and then worship it like it's God.

      I prefer Windows on my PC and I prefer Apple when it comes to my phone.

      Crazy how I can just use different companies' offerings for my various devices, huh? It's just insane ...
    1. pll226's Avatar
      pll226 -
      come on people Microsoft Is the leaders in this field Mac is sucks they have nothing to do but complaining from Microsoft.... asssssssssssssss

      ah i have question can any one tells me why do resellers for iphone in any mall using their wireless equipment under windows operating system?????????? hahahahahah
    1. icreepin's Avatar
      icreepin -
      Quote Originally Posted by symondavis View Post
      Has no one noticed that over the years since 3.11 of Windows that their logo is slowly rotating and presently is starting to look like the OSX 'X' more than ever!

      As far as I see Windows 7, I just think that this is the system that will bleed more users to OS X due to similarities of the visuals of the OS's, Once people start to understand OS X is superior and far more stable they'll just jump ship on to the OSX wagon.
      In M$ defence most of the issues with reguards to there product isnt 100% there fault. You have to keep in mind that when you run 92% of the worlds front end, you will have every hacker & cracker designing there exploits to break your systems. Also keep in mind before M$ a company having a computer network was thousands and thousands of dollars. M$ made small and midsize networks actually affordable. Now I am not saying that M$ isnt an evil empire who steals and breaks other companies to stay on top. but if you switched things around and put OSX, * linux distro, unix on 92% and had M$ as the minority they would have less issues with security and stability.

      I dont care what OS you run it all came from *nix.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      funny!
    1. eZStaR's Avatar
      eZStaR -
      Quote Originally Posted by dhamien View Post
      I can see from your posts that you're one of those true fanboy idiots. Your 'arguments' are absolutely ridiculous.

      Anyway, to answer your question, I come to modmyi because I'm not dumb enough to think that I simply *must* align myself with one single company and then worship it like it's God.

      I prefer Windows on my PC and I prefer Apple when it comes to my phone.

      Crazy how I can just use different companies' offerings for my various devices, huh? It's just insane ...
      Ridiculous? LOL I have pure facts on me, you must be one of those "fanboys," of Microsoft considering you don't own or have ever used a mac, and hence you know nothing about one.
      I just love how stable windows is, don't you guys?
      (sarcasm)

      How are macs not eye pleasing, they have amazing GUI, Microsoft has garbage primitive GUI.
      Who wins >_>? .::Mac

      Funniest part is Bill Gates agrees with me with all I have said in this post.
      Hence my video. (side note: its funny how bill gates likes the GUI of the macs when they actually didn't look that great in the early dates, imagine now! LOL.)

      Second Funniest part, there is video on youtube where Bill gates is questioned about Vista, and basically answers saying Vista sucks (figuratively)