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Windows 7 Update: It Still Doesn't Suck

In case people were wondering.



Oct. 25th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
Something about the look of the new box art/logo/product splash they have was poking at my brain. I've been getting it on my monitor when i log into windows live to play a co-op game. I think i figured out last night what was making something in my brain tickle.

the brushed metal/lighting/feel/friendly curves/etc of it is like something you'd see out of the folks at apple, and the whole thing wanders (in my brain at least) into some kind of trademarky uncanny valley.

I hope it continues to be awesome. I'll think about picking it up after others have had a decent burn-in period.
Oct. 25th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Oct. 25th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
Microsoft, copy Apple? Surely you Jest!

Oct. 25th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Because Apple NEVER copies anyone else.

I mean , their OS is TOTALLY not a mod of freebsd , they totally not steal the GUI idea from Xerox or anything >_>
Oct. 25th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
Um... As a bit of a computer history geek, the "Mac stole their GUI from Xerox" idea is BS.

The Xerox Star was a word-processor and graphic design system, it was *not* a general computer interface. It was designed specifically for creating documents, and organising the types of items you would have in those documents. The only way to purchase a Xerox Star initially was as part of a full "personal office system" intended to replace an entire traditional office and installed by Xerox, then later with purchase of a Xerox Laser Printer. The Xerox Star was always seen and marketed as the graphical control system for a printer, that could do a few other office related tasks as well.

Saying Apple, Microsoft, Sun, BEos, Amiga and Atari 'stole' the Xerox Star GUI for their general purpose computer systems GUIs would make as much sense as saying Xerox 'stole' the idea of object based point and click GUIs from Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad.

ps. OS X is *not* a mod of freebsd. It uses some of freebsd's user land, but the kernel and core OS of XNU is completely different, as is the user shell and GUI, having originated from NeXTSTEP.

pps. Saying Apple copied NeXTSTEP would be a bit silly, since NeXT was Steve Jobs's company during his hiatus from Apple.

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