Not everyones so easily fooled June 13, 2007Posted by rjdohnert in Uncategorized.
Mary Jo foley pretty much sums it up in her blog post. Mac OS X leopard looks almost identical to Windows Vista and Cybermagellan over at Channel 9 is also correct in ways, The Project Looking glass association****.
I watched Steves keynote and the first thought that came to mind is “Thiefs”. Its not just a clever nod, its a blatant ripoff. Even down to the wallpaper. Remember the glass blades in Windows Vista betas and RC’s. As Mary Jo points out, Leopard is 64 bit, no more 32 bit while this may appear to put Apple ahead it doesnt. Apple will have the same hardware drivers issues and mass adoption I think will be slower because of the lack of 32 bit. Not everyone will rush off to sell their current machine on eBay in order to get a 64 bit machine.
Apple has some nerve calling Microsoft thieves when its clear where the inspiration for Leopard came from. Apple should call this release Mac Vista. Not the first time Apple ripped off someone elses idea. Do you guys remember Konfabulator?
***** I thought the Project Looking Glass similarities in the Dock were a nod to Sun because it was rumored Apple would be using ZFS, which has been shot down.
Schwartz needs to be more careful what he wishes to announce. It could, as in this case, backfire and make him look like an idiot.