updated 09:40 am EST, Wed December 15, 2004
Apple copying Microsoft?
In an and has been since Steve Jobs returned to Apple: "Spotlight's biggest claims to fame, presumably, are its near-instant search results and support for document meta data, both of which are, again, planned features of Longhorn. But no matter. While Apple has been busy copping Windows features since Jobs returned to Apple in late 1996, the company's tiny market share ensures that very few people will benefit from Spotlight, despite Apple claims that it will deliver on desktop search a year before Microsoft ships Longhorn." Microsoft's MSN Toolbar Suite is available now as a public beta and will ship in the first quarter of 2005 as a free product, according to the report.