CNN says Windows Vista looks like...uh...Mac OS X

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    So, CNN recognizes what we've been saying all along.

    I especially like that "insanely late" pun. :p

    linque
     
  2. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see how it's going to help most Windows users if it's supposed to run on high-end machines only, as Microsoft's been advertising.
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Glad to see that some improvements should be coming for those of our bretheren still on Windows...
     
  4. Switzermac macrumors regular

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    Be happy that all microsoft could resort to was copying us.
     
  5. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Uh...under no circumstances would I ever use an OS that has cartoon characters doing little dances....

    --Eric
     
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    I downloaded Vista for 2 days and used it for 1 hour. That's how disgusted I am with it. MS has this for half a decade and all they can manage to do is add a few features and a skin to XP. Congrats MS Vista is now much more complicated and harder to understand. The UI is terrible.
    I can't believe Vista would ever be compared to Tiger. It's about time editors start noticing that Mac IS better than Windows and there IS an alternative.
     
  7. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    once macintosh is a common topic in various media streams, then there is a possibility that people notice. it's good thing they talk about it and make comparisons; expecially favourable ones like this, but even bad press would be good press regarding market share and conquering windows' dominance.

    i want more :)
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Is Clippy making a comeback?! :eek: :eek:
     
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    Nice subtle Jobs reference there... :cool:
     
  10. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    What's gonna kill me is that when vista FINALLY comes out, everyones gonna rave about. Fewer viruses, quick searches, nice animations, etc. etc. They're not going to have any reasons to switch with all these new toys, even though Tiger is still going to be superior it seems. Never mind what 10.5 will bring.
     
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    That would be horrible, absolutely horrible
     
  12. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    sounds like the same old windows tricks to me... make it look pretty, people think it's an upgrade...

    :confused:
     
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    "Though Microsoft is largely thought to have won the PC war, the biggest battle might just take place in 2006."

    uhm...what battle? Are all the Mac users going to go running to Vista with great excitement...while on the way buying $3,000 Dells? Oh, wait, it'll run on our Mactels! Oh, thank you Bill!
     
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    {sigh}

    Ya know? Someday MSFT's treatment of customer needs is going to catch up with it. Maybe 2006 is the year! They just don't seem to understand a single thing about designing a good UI.
     
  15. diego2k7 macrumors newbie

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    NOOOOOOO!!! I think that instead of pushing this lame-o update of Win XP onto poor PC users M$ should ditch windows entirely and help Apple market and distribute OS X to all of the x86 ppl... fat chance of that happening eh? ahhh to early morning non-sense lol
     
  16. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    A dog does a little dance?

    Wait,

    if couldn't be.....


    no, they wouldn't.....










    [​IMG]


    CLARUS


    I hope they don't copy her, she's just too great.


    **sniff**
     
  17. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a

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    but its not even pretty, it looks like an uninspired marketing yes man stepped up to the plate to create the new "ground breaking" MS UI.

    Instead of Vista, I think we need to call it something along the lines of...

    Kellogs Perfo (The Road To Wellville) :D
     
  18. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Heh, made me think...

    Recently my daughter's Dell laptop was f'ed up. She couldn't find documents. If you tried to search, sure enough there came the dog, sitting there with bright eyes and wagging tail, and...nothing. No search box, no nuthin'. Just a stupid cartoon dog.

    Makes me glad I'm a Mac user.
     
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    A dancing dog doing searches? And THIS is a serious OS? It'll probably do a gack when it finds data, and spews it to the desktop for you.
     
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    In a way I'm glad that Windows will get better and more secure. I hope everyone can have that.

    In another way, I hate that MS just copied Apple again, and I want to pee on Bill's leg.
     
  22. HiRez macrumors 603

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    That's pretty damned funny. :p Why didn't someone think of that one earlier?
     
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    MS is getting such crap press lately.

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!

    Poor Balmer and Billy boy.
     
  24. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Moof!

    Dancing animal helpers, hah! It sounds too lame to actually be something that someone seriously thought up, let alone something included in an OS shipping to millions. Did they learn nothing from the Bob and Clippy debacles? It boggles the mind that so many smart people with unlimited cash and resources can continually come up with such crap.
     
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