Longhorn to Include Genie Effect (kinda)?

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  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    I was watching Bill G.'s keynote at WinHec2005 out of curiousity.

    At one point, he has one of his underlings come out to expalin some of the new GUI look that Longhorn will be using, if it ever comes out.

    He is talking about the new minimizing animation, and he clicks the minimize button. The window begins to shrink towards the taskbar just like Apple's Genie's effect.

    Although, about halfway down towards the taskbar, the Window just "evaporates". He even "slowed" it down like you can with OS X.

    To paraphase Steve, they cannot even copy correctly.
     
  2. EGT macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't surprise me that microsoft is looking towards OS X for ideas ... IF that's what they're doing.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    imitation is the stupidest form of flattery :rolleyes: wonder if anyones made a list of Longhorn features stolen from OS X?
     
  4. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    sigh, MS is no better than all the other product counterfeiters out there.
     
  5. fox2005 macrumors member

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    Do you have a url to see a video feed of the keynote? It would be great to see where the future of computing is going.... :D
     
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    bill gates goes wtf?!
     

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  8. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I suppose Apple ranks right up there with MS then, since Dashboard is basically a rip off of Konfabulator :rolleyes:
     
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  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Konfubulator was never a copywrited idea, because they weren't the ones who came up with the idea of widgets in the first place....

    On Topic:

    MS borrowing ideas from OS X? never! :rolleyes: ;)
     
  11. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Whoops. No I haven't. Enlighten me please Nermal so I can repent!
     
  12. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Not to stray off topic but does anyone else think Bill looks like utter Hell? Look at the keynote he looks like he just rolled out of bed and he slept in his clothes.


    Maybe because he spent all night making his Longhorn skin for OSX. :p
     
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    I'm watching the webcast now to get to the subject at hand. But, damn it's frick*n boring over there. It's nothing like WWDC or Macworld. And you'd think that Gates would look a bit more presentable being the richest man in the world. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Desk Ornaments, a Mac OS feature first seen way back in 1984's System 6

    I repent! Really :eek:
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this is why Konfubulator was never patented or anything, because they couldnt, they were just copying off of this.....and apple just continued to improve upon it....

    but not many people know this obviously
     
  17. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    Once again, MS copies Apple and comes out on the bottom. The Genie (or scale) effect is designed to point the user to EXACTLY where the minimised window goes.

    In Windows, the window kinda fades to the bottom of the screen, same size and all. HELLO! HOW IS THIS HELPFUL?? it goes down there somewhere...that's about all it tells you. How to bring it up again? who knows. A perfect example of why Windows will never be easy to use. OSX uses eye candy to HELP the user. Windows uses it to CONFUSE the user.
     
  18. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Sorry to stay off topic, but isn't this more like a resurrection than an improvement? Back on topic: I don't remember anything in any previous versions of Windows that even remotely resembles the Genie effect ;)
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it sorta is a ressurection, but i think the implementation has been improved up greatly, as well as how easy and simple it is
     
  20. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Looking forward to it :D
     
  21. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    do you pride yourself for mouthing off without checking facts? one thing is for sure, everything is wrong with your statement.
     
  22. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    oh.....sorry i just get sick of hearing that same false accusation over and over.
     
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    Stupid Microsoft... I can't see the keynote...
     
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    When I get my hands on Build 5048 of Longhorn, or a copy of Beta 1, I'll post screenies. But from what I've seen, yes, they are stealing from us Mac users again to include it in that POS.
     

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