Yup, Microsoft, embarrassed by the poor (and perhaps redundant) sod who made the mistake of mentioning that Windows 7 was designed to look and feel like the Mac, have done their darndest to retract the statement – even so far as to blog about it. If you feel embarrassed and don’t know what to do, it is best to leave it alone, or blab about it. Microsoft have taken the Oprah Winfrey way and now, everyone can investigate the real reasons why Windows 7 looks more Mac-like than ever before. You can also Google the subject which nearly everyone of purport caught the story ;).[via Windows Steam Blog]
Giz either love/hate the Mac, but when it comes to Windows, have a nasty, juicy affair with the most Mac-like feature of the new Windows 7, the taskbar. And, according to AppleInsider, Microsoft have admitted to building their new OS to look like a Mac. For long-time Mac users, this is no news as from the very beginning Windows has in some way tried to emulate a semblance of the usability which is found on Apple’s computers, and usually for a much higher price.
Every year Apple warn Redmond to start its photocopiers – what they did not expect is that they actually would, and to good effect.[via AppleInsider]
Today, 28 August, Apple’s latest OSX iteration, Snow Leopard (10.6) will hit shelves at Apple stores and resellers around the world. The operating system has been overhauled in many key areas to afford users a faster, more streamlined computing experience. Under the bonnet, 10.6 brings many enhancements to Apple’s already excellent Leopard OS, some of which are OpenCL computing, a fully 64-bit architecture, enhanced QuickTime and key Finder enhancements. Other notables include Chinese writing input (for multitouch trackpad macs), Microsoft Exchange support, and key elements of the OS translated to Cocoa.
Perhaps more newsworthy, however, is that the new operating system is a 29$ upgrade for Leopard users, and for Tiger users who expect to pay 169$ to play with Apple’s newest cat, Snow Leopard will work for 140$ less.