“A leak Wednesday has uncovered plans for Windows 8 to imitate the behavior of Time Machine in Mac OS X,” Electronista reports.
“Nicknamed History Vault, it would use the Shadow Copies feature that came as early as Vista but give it a proper visual interface for restoring older files,” Electronista reports. “The WinRumors shot doesn’t provide many details of the restoration process but shows that users could use both real and virtual drives to make a History Vault archive.”
MacDailyNews Take: Instead of having them fly through space to go back in time, we bet that Derivativesoft will force their sufferers to swim underwater or through lava or jump down a rabbit hole or something else equally stupid and incongruous.
Electronista continues, “Apple’s equivalent feature first appeared in Mac OS X Leopard in 2005 [sic], roughly two years before Vista, and was considered one of the first easy backup options to include an individual file restore system. Mac OS X Lion is due to add a Versions parallel that will let users go back through many edits of a single file instead of simply going by date.”
MacDailyNews Note: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard with Time Machine was released on October 26, 2007.
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MacDailyNews Take: Mimeosoft.