“Now that anyone can get a copy of Windows Vista Beta 2, one can see first hand just how much Microsoft admires OS X. I know when I first saw it in all its glory at CES this year, I kept mummering to myself, ‘That’s from OS X…that’s from OS X…that’s from OS X,’ until the Microsoft project manager that was giving the demo told the crowd what hardware demand was needed. Ya, that was all Microsoft,” SvenOnTech writes.
“If you haven’t seen the next version of Microsoft Windows, then Lifehacker [Windows Vista Beta: A lot like Mac OS X] has some side-by-side (well, top-by-bottom) comparisons to show you… As Vista drags on toward its ultimate release date, OS X will continue to grow in market share,” SvenOnTech writes. “With the growing number of daily insecurities of Windows (which has plagued Vista betas as well), users will soon grow tired of Microsoft and move on. The extra hardware need may be that final straw, to use a cliche.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft. Making bad upside down and backwards copies of Apple’s Mac OS for over two decades. And now Gawd-awful Mac keyboards, too! It’s no wonder that Microsofties have no pride. What a sad, bloated company from which to collect a check for sitting in a cubicle playing Solitaire when you’re really supposed to be cooking spaghetti, er… coding Windows Vista.
Hopefully, the “Get a Mac” ads get them into the Apple Stores to see Tiger in action or this will happen: Analyst: Windows Vista may still impress many consumers because they have not seen Apple’s Mac OS X – January 05, 2006
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