Windows 7 Taskbar-A dock ripoff?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aditghai, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. aditghai macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2007
    I just saw the way Windows 7 is supposed to manage application.

    So, now when you open an app like Internet explorer it won't show up in the task bar but when you click on the icon in for IE in the taskbar it will give you a preview of the open window. Basically, trying to make windows app based.

    Isn't OS X app based?

    I might be wrong here that Win 7 is copying OS X so maybe someone who has used both can answer my question
  2. osin macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2008
    New Jersey
  3. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    You can create that in
  4. theDUB macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2008
    SLT, CA
    It would have been more clever if you posted a letmegooglethatforyou link on how to letmegooglethatforyou.
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Seeing as no one answered the OP's question, I will. In my opinion, Microsoft got some inspiration from the OS X dock. They just changed it a little and put in snazzy visual effects. They did make it a bit better, but the original idea was Apple's dock. I still think Apple's version is better.
  6. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
  7. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    There were three major parts in Vista's user interface that did not look like OSX's. Finder sidebar, Dock and the gadgets on the left side. Now, the first two are going to be almost the same as OSX as well. For some reason, MS has a very hard time innovating on its own. They have to be "inspired" by others.

    Windows 7 is just a public relations exercise. According to Engadget review, the only speed improvements is with the user interface. The core of the OS is the same as Vista, so CPU intensive tasks take exactly the same amount of time, which means XP is faster unless you have fewer than 16 CPU cores. Of course, it is still an improvement nonetheless, but it is not a completely new OS.
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Oh, please. Dock-like launching bars, widget/gadget-like programs, and Finder's sidebar have all been incorporated into various Linux distros long before they showed up in OS X. Next you'll be claiming that Spaces is an Apple innovation. Hah!

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