How does windows ''Dashboard'' look like O_o!!??

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  1. XheartcoreboyX macrumors 6502a

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    Well im using a pc currently-getting mbp in couple days- so i want messing a lot around and saw Yahoo Widgets software..installed it curiously..and it functions exactly like mac's Dashboard...look by yourself>>>
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    It shows up when pressing F8 and when you put the mouse at bottow of screen you can see a line of all the widgets-just like it in OS X!!!- >_>
    What do you think? everyone is jealous of MACs!
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Looks pretty good

    i'm loven that iPod Nano widget. I want one for Mac OS X
     
  3. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ipod nano widget!

    btw i do have a black nano and love it XD
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    The "Yahoo Widgets Software" was previously known as Konfabulator. It was available for OSX more than a year before it was available for Windows, and long before Dashboard was added to OSX.
     
  5. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup they are both the same thing...so can we say now that Dashboard isnt something special for MAC OS X?!
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I love yahoo widgets. Wish they didn't slow things down :(
     
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Actually I think the way Konfabulator has changed shows they are copying OS X Dashboard, for example before Tiger came out, it never used to line up the widgets along the bottom (unless I'm mistaken).

    Plus it used to crash all the time and I often couldn't get certain widgets to work at all...
     
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  10. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well im just trying to lie at myself...''yay i have a mac''...''but hey no wheres the apple logo''..''but it looks cool''..''yah whatever its not a mac!''...(talking to myself duh)....so well im so excited for my new mbp XD
     
  11. janey macrumors 603

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    Yes, but Konfabulator itself predates Dashboard (although arguably there are many similar "widget" apps in use before Konfabulator as well).

    iirc one of the Konfabulator devs was fuming over the existence of Dashboard because it looked and felt so much like a rip:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=arlo+rose+konfabulator+dashboard
     
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    Yes, but then there was Desk Ornaments back in System 6.

    Its like a big tag game.
     
  13. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WOW,,,so Apple steals others ideas?! anyway is the Dashboard on mac better than the ''yahoo! widgets'' on pc? is so then why??
     
  14. janey macrumors 603

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    This wouldn't be the first "stolen" idea. Most of them are widely implemented ones Apple just chose to develop on their own instead of buying out an existing implementation. There's been more than one disgruntled developer out there - out of all of them there's only one that I'm unhappy about, and it's VirtueDesktops stopping development because of Spaces. Spaces can go suck my *&$% and I dislike it from what I've used so far, Virtue was a damn awesome app and I will really miss it.
     
  15. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yah right i have seen VirtueDesktops website! and thought like ''hey isnt that the same function as spaces in new Leopard''...and you say they stole it? wow...Apple suck omg..so Microsoft aint the only thief >_<

    Apple steals from others..and MS steals from Apple..:mad:
     
  16. janey macrumors 603

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    Why is this so surprising? Read up on the history, they've both been doing this from the start, Apple started off the "borrowing" spree with Xerox PARC and the GUI (in exchange for pre-IPO stock), and Xerox ended up trying to sue Apple for it when Apple was suing Microsoft for copying too much after the statute of limitations passed.
     
  17. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i never knew all the $***...so honestly doesnt Apple improve other's software after stealing them?! without Apple these apps wouldnt be that good i bet... >_>
     
  18. janey macrumors 603

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    Um, that's debatable.

    Like I said, I vastly prefer Virtue to Spaces - hell, I'd prefer so many other virtual desktop solutions to Spaces it's not funny. And I wouldn't touch Dashboard with a 10 foot pole, same goes to all the similar apps.
     
  19. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    then umm,,but you do have a mac...so you dont use Dashboard or wont use Spaces once leopard is out?! o_O
     
  20. janey macrumors 603

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    I refuse to touch Dashboard or Spotlight, and I dislike Spaces after forcing myself to try it but don't have much of a choice cause I can't stick with an app that's no longer in development. I also won't touch Time Machine with a 10 foot pole either.

    Pretty much the only reason why I'm even on Tiger, other than my computers coming with it, is cause of the bugfixes and general improvements over Panther. Leopard is iffy but it might as well be a forced upgrade at this point because half the applications I want to use will come in shinier 10.5 versions. (edit: and objc2.0!!!! :D)
     
  21. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    haha omg,your just having hard time...you avoid a great apps just because they are stolen? and who care? i would just use them and enjoy their benefits...the original apps as you said are no longer in development...
     
  22. janey macrumors 603

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    who said i'm avoiding them because they're stolen?

    dashboard -> useless to me, uses up too much resources
    spotlight -> replaced with quicksilver

    spaces -> virtue, for the moment because it is more stable and usable
    time machine -> svn+backups on my raid without the cruft

    Now please tell me where I'm refusing to use an application based on whether or not it's "stolen"?
     
  23. XheartcoreboyX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    umm well i can see that dashboad would be real useful and easy to reach and its ''cool''...
    QS is better than spot light probably..so i agree at avoiding spotlight..
    time machine/spaces never tried them neither my mac owners friends...
     
  24. janey macrumors 603

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    That's not my point. Dashboard gives me NOTHING I can't do some other less-resource-hoggy way. I don't care how shiny it looks, it's useless. You like it, good for you. I disable it and use the extra key for something more useful.

    As for the rest, there are more than capable replacements for them, so.

    edit: Need proof of the uselessness? I can't see a SINGLE thing in your screenshot that would be of use that doesn't belong somewhere else. It's all trivial, unnecessary, and could be better done elsewhere, e.g. in quicksilver, in the menubar, or an rss reader.
     
  25. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    Does Yahoo Widgets cause a significant slow down?
     

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