Balance brought on the whole Leopard vs. Vista debate

By on August 11, 2006, 6:00 PM
A very interesting piece written by Paul Thurrott brings some light and balance on the whole Leopard vs. Vista deal, just days after Apple's WWDC where the "next generation" Mac OS X was unveiled. Although Paul is known to run a Windows site, and as such his comments may be seen as biased, in my book he covered and backed up his points really well. I guess I'm yet another journalist who has nothing against Apple, but I do find it unfair (and sometimes plain stupid) how Jobs keeps touting certain OS X features as innovative and unique, all while bashing Windows and Microsoft. This last point seemed to cover a sizeable part of their agenda on this year's conference.

Sometimes I wonder how Apple CEO Steve Jobs can sleep at night. He appears to spend half his waking hours ridiculing Microsoft's admittedly behind-schedule operating system, Windows Vista, for copying Mac OS X features. But this week at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), he announced ten new features for Leopard, the next version of OS X, most of which will seem more than vaguely familiar to Windows users. I'm not dim: Microsoft does copy Apple on a fairly regular basis. But seriously, Steve. Apple's just as bad.

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DragonMaster said:
HONESTY, Jobs. Do you know what this word is? You claim to invent much more than reality. -- Or maybe your staff is copying other's ideas while you don't notice.
asphix said:
I think Paul Thurrott's blog/site is an excellent resource. While he is heavy on the Microsoft side of things, he certainly isnt bias. He has a very open perspective with Windows as his platform of choice. That doesnt mean he loves the operating system for no reason other than fan loyalties. Recently hes been giving MS a lot of heat on their WGA move.Windows copies from Apple.. Apple copies from Windows.. Everyone copies from someone.. its the way technology progresses. Anyone who cries "They copied us!" just seems immature in my opinion. Its to be expected, and someone who is upset by something such as that is just afraid that someone may have done it better, or is desperate to prove value to new potential users and retain current users alike.OSX is a nice OS, for what it provides. But so is windows.. windows offers a lot that OSX can't.. with the largest being industry wide standardization. Windows isn't perfect.. but its also far from being the garbage many claim it to be.. its all in how you use, maintain and configure it.
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