If Apple Designed Windows 10

Stoomkracht

macrumors newbie
Dec 29, 2019
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Haha. Windows 10 design feels very rudimentary and it took al long journey to become a little consistent after too many experiments (starting at Windows 8). And still it's a mixed bag of UI old and new design.
 

AndyMacAndMic

macrumors 6502a
May 25, 2017
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934
Amsterdam, Netherlands
If Apple designed 'Windows 10' (which they wouldn't) it would probably look exactly the same as MacOS and not like anything in the video.

Therefore the video lacks imagination and misses the point on all fronts (IMHO) and only shows the existing Windows 10 with rounded icons instead of square icons.

Also, the addition of iMessage only makes sense in the USA, not in the rest of the world.
 

faust

macrumors 6502
Sep 11, 2007
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Los Angeles, CA
If Apple designed Windows 10 it would be just like Windows 10. Why? Oh! Because they're both pushing proprietary graphics APIs. They're both selling cloud based solutions to our privacy's detriment, although Windows is the clear victor in that regard as it doesn't shove it in the user's face like Apple does, and heck they're doing a great job with their Azure cloud based solutions for enterprise unlike Apple. When it comes down to it, Windows 10 & macOS are frighteningly similar, although I'd hazard Microsoft is veering further in the right direction by embracing the open source community. Overall, I use macOS as my daily driver because of it's integration with iOS, thus enabling me to actually get reminders for the events/appointments I schedule on either device. Which is nice. But eh. I'm not a big fan of either company. I eager await when both companies go too far and the mythological future event known as "The Year of the Linux Desktop" comes to pass.
 

Tech198

macrumors G5
Mar 21, 2011
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1,719
Australia, Perth
Ya, just three words.. "It would sux." The registry still exists, to comply with backward compatability, despite the push for self contained apps... you may as well just keep using a Mac. That way you eliminate more than just registry issues. However its only due to the small market fragment of Apple that we don't have the number of malware as Windows has. (let alone the problems of third party)

If the only thing that changes would be Apple could re-do the GUI and security/privacy, that is not much of a teaser.
 
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joebeazelman

macrumors newbie
Jan 14, 2019
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Anchorage, AK
If Apple designed Windows 10 it would be just like Windows 10. Why? Oh! Because they're both pushing proprietary graphics APIs. They're both selling cloud based solutions to our privacy's detriment, although Windows is the clear victor in that regard as it doesn't shove it in the user's face like Apple does, and heck they're doing a great job with their Azure cloud based solutions for enterprise unlike Apple. When it comes down to it, Windows 10 & macOS are frighteningly similar, although I'd hazard Microsoft is veering further in the right direction by embracing the open source community. Overall, I use macOS as my daily driver because of it's integration with iOS, thus enabling me to actually get reminders for the events/appointments I schedule on either device. Which is nice. But eh. I'm not a big fan of either company. I eager await when both companies go too far and the mythological future event known as "The Year of the Linux Desktop" comes to pass.
I think you haven’t thought much about the issues and you’re grossly misinformed with a good dose of contradictions.

Neither Apple nor Microsoft are pushing for proprietary graphics APIs. They can’t use OpenGL because it doesn’t have the full support of the two major card vendors, NVidia and AMD. Apple has been butting heads with NVidia over their onerous proprietary API, which Apple has to support if they include them on their machines. They were forced to lay down the law: we’re building out our own graphics API support it or else. NVidia refused, but AMD didn’t. Microsoft, on the other hand, doesn’t care, they don’t have to support video cards, they just let the OEMs deal with it.

As for cloud based solutions, Microsoft is far worse. Windows 10 logs and transmits user activity and phones home the data. What makes it even worse is its terrible security system with numerous back doors. At least, you only have to worry about Apple accessing your data. With Microsoft, it terrifying to think who else is accessing your data. Microsoft has already started moving their applications to a cloud-based only subscription model. Apple, on the other hand, will not support subscription billing on the AppStore. Finally, Apple use of the cloud is far more tasteful than Microsoft’s. They use the cloud to genuinely enhance the user experience through data synchronization and continuity. Moreover, Apple is commitment to privacy since the inception of the iPhone. It publicly and officially states that privacy is a human right. That may or may not be fluff, but neither Google, Facebook nor Microsoft would ever make such claims.

Finally, it appears you’re into the open, free culture which by any mindful observation is spectacular failure. Your real gripe with the cloud and your love for open and free software are based on wanting something for nothing. Someone has to put the work and risk in developing the software. You feel they shouldn’t be paid for their hearts, mind and labor because it can be easily copied. You inherently understand this which is why you use Apple products. Linux clearly sucks and will continue to suck.