Exposé for Windows

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  1. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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  2. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    :eek: there must some kind of infringement going on here. this is nothing more than a copy of a patented technology. um...Apple did patent it, right? oh man, even the name. that's BAD.
     
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Wow, even the control panel for it is laid out exactly like the Exposé panel under System Preferences. Someone has some serious onions to do this.
     
  4. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    The thing is windows doesn't really need expose as much as Mac OS X does because its easier to navigate a large amount of windows and minimize a whole group... but oh well.
     
  5. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    :eek:

    I must say that's about as blatant a rip-off as it gets.
     
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    you must be talking about XP; 'cause 2000 sucks at window management...i may have top pick this up for work. ;)


    peace.
     
  8. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    ????

    For me the whole point of expose is that now I _don't_ have to minimize windows I am using to find things, which is what XP forces me to do.
     
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  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Good news for Apple, I posted this in a Windows forum, people were very exceited...until they tried it :eek: On very well spec'd PC's it sucks, the animation is awful, 4/5 fps max! [​IMG]

    Quartz Extreme > * :D
     
  11. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    Dam it, I was hoping for a free download:(,

    P.S: edesignuk Where do you get those emoticons from?
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    [off topic]
    My own little private collection that I add to as an when I see them, upload them to my own web space then use tags ;)
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  13. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    stuff expose for windoze - I want Expose for Jaguar! Anyone done this yet?

    And I do agree - Windoze does have easier navigation of open apps. I also reckon it's file management/navigation is heaps better than OSX.

    But they're the ONLY two things windoze does better than OSX
     
  14. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    Well, at least they were able to come up with an original name for their product :rolleyes:
     
  15. kirk26 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait for Longhorn!:p
     
  16. beg_ne macrumors 6502

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    Are we speaking strictly pre-Panther? If so then I agree, Windows barely manages to edge it out.

    As of Panther Mac OS X leapfrogged Windows on both those points.
     
  17. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    the expocity patch has also given metacity users on linux/bsd expose for a while now.
     
  18. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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    **** that

    Oh my oh my oh my. This was one of the features of panther I showed over and over to every single person I knew. This was one of the single best eye candy (and useful) features of Mac OS X. To use it was a privillage that you get when you dumped microsoft for apple. But now, I feel cheated, and embarrased, and naked. I love sharing expose with fellow mac users, but to allow it to run on windows...that just kills me.

    --Waluigi
     
  19. Squire macrumors 68000

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    A pathetic rip-off. They even used "Aqua" in the demo pic.

    Squire
     
  20. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    Apple legal forced down the websites hosting the dock copy... and this exposé copy is way better, even the setting window is the same, so i wonder how long before they get sued or forced to shot down. did anyone send this to apple legal yet?


    aethier
     
  21. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit Lawsuit :eek: :mad: :mad:
    Come on Apple don't let millions in research be ripped off like that!
     
  22. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    apple put a stop to Yzdock for windows (i think that's what it was)... which was almost exactly like the OS X dock, except had some extra features.

    this being an exact ripoff of exposé will be shut down as soon as apple legal sends a notice.

    i do like the girl in the santa hat in the demo though :D
     
  23. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if that Apple legal team didn't know about it before, they do now. I just sent a helpful e-mail.

    Of course this rip off could be within legal limits, but I would sure like to see it get into a lawsuit. I've never seen such blatant copying.
     
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