“Microsoft apologist Paul Thurrott is doing his very best to scribble up a negative spin on Apple’s WWDC Leopard announcements. Poor Paul! After five years of Longhorn waiting and regular Vista disappointments, his very best attempts at poo-pooing Leopard sound a lot like sour grapes,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted.
Eran writes, “WWDC banners and keynote speakers took several shots at Microsoft’s copying. Bertrand Serlet presented specific examples of how Microsoft shamelessly copied Apple ideas down to the specific layouts and colors used in applications. Steve Jobs remarked that, despite spending $5 Billion in R&D, all Microsoft wants to do is ‘copy Google and Apple.’ This upset Thurrott as well, particularly because he lives on Microsoft’s teat, and is probably tired of hearing about how the milk stinks.”
Eran writes, “In the previous article, Three Reasons Why Microsoft Can’t Ship (and Apple can), I described why Thurrott is so bitter about Leopard: Apple has been shipping so much innovation while Microsoft struggles to deliver any! Here’s a look at the real secrets behind Leopard that Thurrott doesn’t want you to notice.”
Full article here.
Related MacDailyNews article:
Thurrott on Mac OS X Leopard Preview: Apple the copycat? – August 09, 2006