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post #41 of 170
"We're the OS X Design team and Windows 7 was our idea"

This retraction by MS is necessary damage control but foolish.
post #42 of 170
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Originally Posted by neondiet View Post

OS X has no touch features? What do you think the iPhone is running: OS X Lite! Why would I want a laptop or desktop with a touch screen anyway? I hate that. Anyone attempting to touch my screen gets slapped for leaving smudgy fingerprint marks behind. It's not as quick and easy to clean as an iPhone.


Because it has more glossy glass than an iPhone's-right? The larger the glass the more of a smudge?
Do you hate touching your ATM's screen running Windows everytime you pull out cash?
post #43 of 170
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Originally Posted by joergsi View Post

Nope, Apple has stolen from XEROX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto

regards,

Joerg

So what. The first computer company got their tech from dribbles and hints of alien tech.
post #44 of 170
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Originally Posted by joergsi View Post

Nope, Apple has stolen from XEROX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto

regards,

Joerg

kewel- thanx for that
post #45 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

...... and Steve Ballmer is a replicant of Steve Jobs!

So why is microsoft opening stores next to apple? and why do they have a guru bar? are those ideas apple has been employing for years now? or did microsoft have these thoughts but sat on them this whole time to implement them?

And what about microsofts smart phone that is revolutionizing the smart phone industry? where is this pink product they're working on, I hear winmobile is truly revolutionary and everyone is breaking their necks to copy its design and feel.

But I guess in your eyes, microsoft is truly the innovative company here and apple is just some side show mimicking everything microsoft does. Didn't Sun and Oracle have to rescue microsoft's acquired Danger database from corruption recently? they moved the system to windows servers and it crashed and burned?
post #46 of 170
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Originally Posted by walshbj View Post

Looking forward to a denial that the Microsoft stores and Guru Bar copied anything from Apple.

Haha... that would be the biggest lie in the computer industry! Pleeeeeease Microsoft I dare you to tell us all that MS stores weren't copied from Apple.

You can bet that MS had people go into lots of Apple stores, photograph it, listen into conversations with Geniuses and others, make notes about the way computer are presented, look at the labelling, lighting, glass thickness, floor coverings, music choices, screen information etc etc and then bring it all back to Redmond to help write their instructions for the new store builds.
post #47 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Right- let me know when that Swipe runs two apps (Windows) at once in that MiniME OS. Kay?

Please go back and reread what he wrote, and CAREFULLY.

He's not talking about the iPhone or iPod Touch. He's talking about a recent laptop with the multitouch trackpads. Sure, it's not touching the screen, but it is using touch features originally used on the iPhone/iPod and then transferred to the laptops.
post #48 of 170
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Originally Posted by benice View Post

Haha... that would be the biggest lie in the computer industry! Pleeeeeease Microsoft I dare you to tell us all that MS stores weren't copied from Apple.

Oh right- we all know that Apple invented retail, glass buildings, spiral staircases, t shirts, apple logos, etc.
Did I leave out anything? \
post #49 of 170
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Originally Posted by PersonMan View Post

Please go back and reread what he wrote, and CAREFULLY.

He's not talking about the iPhone or iPod Touch. He's talking about a recent laptop with the multitouch trackpads. Sure, it's not touching the screen, but it is using touch features originally used on the iPhone/iPod and then transferred to the laptops.

It's a non-touch Touch- right?
post #50 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Oh right- we all know that Apple invented retail, glass buildings, spiral staircases, t shirts, apple logos, etc.
Did I leave out anything? \

No teckstud, you're right. There is no experience quite like being in an Apple store. Not for the products, it's the whole package. I know I sound really fanboyish right now, but it's actually true. I receive shit service in most places except the Apple store. Mind you Canadian customer service is quite lacking compared to the US.
post #51 of 170
You know- you never hear Microsoft bragging that their Windows epress check out devices have been used in Apple stores for years. They're above all that.
post #52 of 170
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Originally Posted by fartheststar View Post

No teckstud, you're right. There is no experience quite like being in an Apple store. Not for the products, it's the whole package. I know I sound really fanboyish right now, but it's actually true. I receive shit service in most places except the Apple store. Mind you Canadian customer service is quite lacking compared to the US.

Amazon's built their reputation on service. Isn't there an Amazon in Canada?
post #53 of 170
No but, yeah but, no but, yeah but ,no but yeah, but he really didn't say that....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s1C_8qg-e0
post #54 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Amazon's built their reputation on service. Isn't there an Amazon in Canada?

Yeah, they are

They don't offer all the electronics.... but ... I always use them. There is one massive book chain here - and Amazon. The retail prices on this particuar box store are always more (which I find weird, prices are printed on the cover of books) combined with crap customer service, I always use Amazon.
post #55 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

...... and Steve Ballmer is a replicant of Steve Jobs!

Made with defective alpha release parts?
post #56 of 170
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Originally Posted by hiimamac View Post

You know with This talk of copy cop copy.
Want to
see where a lot of leopard features came from?
And I do mean a lot.

This video is 7 years or older. After the 3rd slide it goes live to an audience.
Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXv8V...=youtube_gdata


So who's copying who? This should quiet a lot of people from both sides.

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

Everybody has R&D stuff like this. The differeReeally. You watchednce is Apple doesn't show theirs off at conferences.

"Looking Glass" is also far from the first project to look at these kinds of things. To say that Leopard got "a lot" of it's features from Looking Glass is a wild exaggeration even based on what is in the video.


Really. Yiibwatcged the whole video and can't figure out what came from looking glass and made it in to leopard) Looking Glass was light years ahead of Aple but they never bright ut to market. Just curious. Have you ever heard of yzDock?
post #57 of 170
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Originally Posted by joergsi View Post

Nope, Apple has stolen from XEROX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto

regards,

Joerg

FAIL. Apple did not STEAL anything from Xerox.

People at Xerox didn't know what to do with the technology, so Apple LICENSED it.
Microsoft then stole it from Apple. FYI to the gullible, anyone can put anything on wiki.

TRUTH: Xerox had invested a million dollars into Apple’s development while it had no relationship with Microsoft.

Why Microsoft’s Copy-Killing Has Reached a Dead End:
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/1...ed-a-dead-end/
post #58 of 170
They are compulsively embarrassing themselves.

Just when one guy from ms who it seems is not a loser, a lier and counterfeiter steps up and gives the company some minimal credit for some modicum of honesty, there come then the corporate honchos to leave (again) no doubt what a sorry bunch of conniving corporate vermin they are, equal to the likes of enron and lehman brothers.

Congratulations again ms, add this one to the gargantuan list of making yourself look absolutely foolish.
post #59 of 170
PS did you also know that Microsoft came up with the quick finder concept? Again. I'm a mac user but msft never got the quick finder to work. But apple did and called it spotliight. Not an apologist here but the fanboyism from some is just silly and we haven't even gotten into Apple
forgetting Biut thw pros, dropping computer from the BMW Ns bwcomingba consumer cimpNy more interested in iPhone sales then helpingbthe pros. Al thosescreatibes that kept them Live pre iPhone days.

Peace.
post #60 of 170
When will MS learn.

MS is not Apple and never will be! MS keeps trying to be Apple (stores, Zune...) and is hilarious because they are so bad at it! They are completely different cultures! (view Balmer's Monkey Boy on stage presence against Job's iPhone debut on stage presence) MS sees Apple and want to be just like Apple (cool, makes quality products, have rabid fans...) but MS has no clue what makes Apple, Apple!

I hate to say it but the Apple PC vs Mac ads are really closer to reality then MS would like to think.

MS & Balmer especially, does not have a clue!

KRR
post #61 of 170
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Originally Posted by krreagan View Post

Made with defective alpha release parts?

Wasn't he in Pan's Labyrinth?




post #62 of 170
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Originally Posted by extremeskater View Post

I use Vista, Windows 7, OSX. Non of them look alike. However if you went to a place like bestbuy its hard to get a good feel for Windows 7.

This would be a valid Windows 7 screenshot.

http://blog.brothersoft.com/wp-conte...o_again_01.png

Thanks extremeskater, for the screen shot. I went to a pretty generic home electronics store over here in Australia so not that different from best buy I think. I think you're right I need to really see Win7 at home and have a proper play with it away from the store.
post #63 of 170
Everytime I see a picture of Balmer I see (young) Frankenstein... except stupider
post #64 of 170
This (linked) piece of news was also posted here on AI some time back, if I remember right. It is pretty much says it all. They can deny all they want but they'd be better advised to stfu. Or maybe just SB should stop sending out such give-away memos. The über-dork.
http://www.windows7.cc/general-discu...re-like-apple/
post #65 of 170
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Originally Posted by Consultant View Post

FAIL. Apple did not STEAL anything from Xerox.

People at Xerox didn't know what to do with the technology, so Apple LICENSED it.
Microsoft then stole it from Apple. FYI to the gullible, anyone can put anything on wiki.

TRUTH: Xerox had invested a million dollars into Apples development while it had no relationship with Microsoft.

Why Microsofts Copy-Killing Has Reached a Dead End:
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2007/1...ed-a-dead-end/

hmm,

http://www.me.utexas.edu/~me179/topi...ght/case2.html

post #66 of 170
A KGB former agent in his memoir once said; " When Russia wants to confirm any suspicion about the West and the USA, we make the suspicion in a public statement, and once the West make a public denial, we know we are right". Never believe it until it is officially denied.

And here it is so with Microsoft. What a shame!!!!
post #67 of 170
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Originally Posted by joergsi View Post

hmm,

<snip>


Ever heard of the anti-competitive practices of Microsoft?

MS was found GUILTY by both US and European governments.

As to the copyright case, Apple did not apply proper intellectual protection to its properties.

In addition, at that time people don't really understand copyright. Heck, people now a days still don't understand / respect copyright. There are always people willing to buy inferior knock offs.
post #68 of 170
The denial only concerns "style", such as the goo-goo-glassy windows, not substance. The substance of Mac OS X is still out there as having been copied. (And if you think I'm splitting hairs, you better believe a lot of attention was paid to the precise wording of the denial).
post #69 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Wasn't he in Pan's Labyrinth?

post #70 of 170
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Originally Posted by krreagan View Post

When will MS learn.

MS is not Apple and never will be! MS keeps trying to be Apple (stores, Zune...) and is hilarious because they are so bad at it! They are completely different cultures! (view Balmer's Monkey Boy on stage presence against Job's iPhone debut on stage presence) MS sees Apple and want to be just like Apple (cool, makes quality products, have rabid fans...) but MS has no clue what makes Apple, Apple!

I hate to say it but the Apple PC vs Mac ads are really closer to reality then MS would like to think.

MS & Balmer especially, does not have a clue!

KRR

yes they do have a clue, as stupid as they may appear...
microsoft is a machine designed to copy from other people and to put competition out of business, they do not care about the customer, they hate customers
unfortunately, the real innovators, do not apply enough protection to their intellectual creations as it has been said...and that's why we have psystar as well
post #71 of 170
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chronster;1519519

Thank you! I've saved it.
post #72 of 170
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Originally Posted by joergsi View Post

Nope, Apple has stolen from XEROX.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Alto

regards,

Joerg

Really?! Since we are in the Wikipedia realm, you take a look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...user_interface

People make up stories they want on this issue.
post #73 of 170
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

Just as I said yesterday , OSX has no touch features yet. So who's copying who? When does the Touch come out with SL Touch?

Do you have a touch screen Mac made by Apple that we never knew about?! Whats the point of built in touch feature is there is no Apple hardware to use it?!

We will get touch feature when Apple release computers with touch screens. Meanwhile, there is Modbook, which is a modified MB with touch screen tablet style.
post #74 of 170
Bull.

Cat's outta the bag, MS.

BUSTED.
post #75 of 170
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Originally Posted by sheff View Post

Next up: Microsoft store is not imitating the Apple store. Sure Microsoft, sure...

Exactly. That's what user joergsi would claim.

Only the gullible would believe Microsoft.

Microsofts 2009 Press Release calls the Scottsdale, AZ store as "the opening of Microsofts first-ever retail store." Somehow Microsoft forgot they opened a FAILED retail store in 1999.

But that's not all. Microsoft also calls the design of the Store Uniquely Microsoft.

How Microsoft copies the Apple Store, and MS multi-fails
http://obamapacman.com/2009/10/micro...nt-plagiarism/
post #76 of 170
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

Really?! Since we are in the Wikipedia realm, you take a look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...user_interface

People make up stories they want on this issue.

Oh god- who cares? It's all perception anyway. People in the US think Henry Ford invented the automobile.
post #77 of 170
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Originally Posted by Consultant View Post

How Microsoft copies the Apple Store, and MS multi-fails
http://obamapacman.com/2009/10/micro...nt-plagiarism/

Regarding your link: Why does Obama swear by Blackberry?
post #78 of 170
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

Do you have a touch screen Mac made by Apple that we never knew about?! Whats the point of built in touch feature is there is no Apple hardware to use it?!

We will get touch feature when Apple release computers with touch screens. Meanwhile, there is Modbook, which is a modified MB with touch screen tablet style.

Oh I just thought Apple always invents everything and has them available first. \
I forgot:
1.) Microsoft has a Touch screen PC OS already available but Apple invented it.
2.) Microsoft had the first available Task Bar (since the 90's) but Apple invented it before they released their Dock in OSX.
post #79 of 170
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Originally Posted by JPDLVMH View Post

Microsoft can deny all they want - for years they have been copying and imitating the Mac OS. To help you believe which statement is right, just look at both OS's and the proof is there that Windooz is imitating MAC.

you lie. of course they haven't. Windows is totally different than Mac OS. those copying claims are totally bogus. David Pogue set the record straight years ago.

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Originally Posted by neondiet View Post

Why would I want a laptop or desktop with a touch screen anyway? I hate that. Anyone attempting to touch my screen gets slapped for leaving smudgy fingerprint marks behind.

Forget cleaning. A touchscreen on a computer display is impractical from an ergonomic viewpoint -- outside of a few select things like a POS or that "listen before you buy" system you see at Best Buy, Barnes and Noble etc. All those HP's etc that have such a screen have a bragging point but in the end it's like that Laptop Hunter Ad with the mom and the kid where they "oh look it has blu-ray" like that is huge even though they never mentioned it as an issue before. making it an 'added bonus' that they might not really use
post #80 of 170
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Originally Posted by JPDLVMH View Post

Microsoft can deny all they want - for years they have been copying and imitating the Mac OS. To help you believe which statement is right, just look at both OS's and the proof is there that Windooz is imitating MAC.

well apple has copied windows plenty too, especially back before OS X when windows was actually ahead of apple's OS 9 - and apple copied zerox to start off with.

they are all copying eachother, so no point in pointing fingers imho.
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