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Microsoft Denies Replicating a Mac Look and Feel

Microsoft Denies Replicating a Mac Look and Feel

Posted November 12, 2009 at 12:35pm by iClarified
Microsoft has responded to comments by a manager suggesting that Windows 7 tries to create a Mac look and feel.

In an interview with PCR, Microsoft partner group manager Simon Aldous said, "One of the things that people say an awful lot about the Apple Mac is that the OS is fantastic, that it's very graphical and easy to use. What we’ve tried to do with Windows 7 -- whether it's traditional format or in a touch format -- is create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics."

Microsoft has responded on the official Microsoft blog flatly rebuking the employee.

"Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7," Brandon LeBlanc said. "I hate to say this about one of our own, but his comments were inaccurate and uninformed."

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Felipe - November 13, 2009 at 10:53am
I reckon Microsoft has long lost their perspective on graphical interfaces, starting from XP Default Theme (bright colors making more difficult to locate important text), continuing with the nonsense graphic excess of Vista, and I can0t believe they're going to get back in the right track with 7. Windows had its own UI advantages that are getting lost in this absurd competition to make the flashiest user interface.
vix - November 12, 2009 at 7:56pm
Doesn't mean much, Apple stole from IBM
vix - November 13, 2009 at 8:04am
I misspoken Apple stole from Xerox/PARC, not IBM.
stitso - November 12, 2009 at 2:06pm
LOL? This looks nothing like MAC.
Khaled - November 12, 2009 at 1:25pm
Oh?? so you mean they didn't admit it?? ha?
Dave P.
Dave P. - November 12, 2009 at 2:03pm
No one has really gotten tired of this so and so stole this element from so and so rhetoric yet? God it's more boring than campaign speeches, and just as meaningless.
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