Friday, 13 November 2009

BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows 7 borrowed 'look' of Mac

A Microsoft executive was quoted in an interview as saying "what we've tried to do with Windows create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics".

The comments, by partner group manager Simon Aldous, appeared in UK computing trade magazine PCR.

Microsoft countered that Mr Aldous was not involved with the development of Windows 7.

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc said in a blog that Mr Aldous's comments were "inaccurate and uninformed".

Suggestions that Microsoft has borrowed technology ideas has been rife for as long as the Windows and Mac operating systems have been around.

The very idea of who invented the "windows" on a "desktop" in Windows 1.0 was the basis of a 1988 lawsuit and remains a point of contention.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows 7 borrowed 'look' of Mac
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