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Tiger delivers \'necessary\', \'really cool\' computing

updated 01:35 am EDT, Mon April 25, 2005

Tiger vs. Longhorn

In a column about the , Newsweek's Steven Levy says that this week's launch of Mac OS X Tiger will finally bring some "necessary and really cool" features to the desktop, while Windows users will have to wait (atleast) until Christmas 2006. "Apple's [OS] is here now, and Jobs sees it as indicative of Apple's agility and drive. 'Microsoft has followed our taillights for a long time,' [Jobs] says. 'Maybe [in the '90s] we stopped innovating for a while, but now they've been copying OS X the same way they copied Mac.'" The article also quotes Windows czar Jim Allchin as saying that the Tiger OS upgrade is "a peripheral to the iPod," and suggest that "some of Apple's ideas (like the Dashboard mini-programs) were inspired by early demos of Longhorn."




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  1. history1me

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    Can we say...

    MONKEY BUTT

  1. history1me

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    On Microsoft

    I can't wait for Tiger. Just wish it was more advertised by apple to the massive window users... for the sheer pleasure of rubbing it in.

  1. Foe Hammer

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    Must be a tough job ...

    ... pointing to things that work and trying to convince the masses not to look at them.

    ... taking on a better OS than Microsoft will ever have in 30 years and attempting to dismiss it TODAY.

    ... having to convince thousands of Microsoft employees not to accessorize their iPods with Tiger.

    Mr. (take it on the) Allchin has once again resorted to using Microsoft's "Reality Distortion Field" - and, as always, it works just as well as most Microsoft software.

  1. scotty321

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    hysterical

    Hysterical that Microsoft is comparing Tiger to LONGHORN -- an operating system that DOESN'T EVEN EXIST AS OF NOW! LONGHORN IS VAPORWARE, and they have the nerve to compare Tiger to it!

  1. bigpoppa206

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    well...

    I would not say its vaporware as there aew alphas of it around. Still Tiger seems lightyears ahead of where MS is at.

  1. Okonomiyaki

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    Copied from Longhorn?

    This guy is nuts, everybody knows Apple copied the idea for Dashboard from Konfabulator.

    Also, watch for a name change to Dashboard in 10.5 following a lawsuit alledging tradmark infringements from Chrysler.

  1. Absolute

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    I dont think so..

    Well I guess some people in this forum seem a bit confused. just to refresh the memory of the new generation mac users, dashboard is originally Apple invetion since, well how back should I go? System 7.0? Yup maybe even earlier from System 1 which was knows as DESK ACCESSORY. So use everyone copied Apple even YES KONFABULATOR..thats why they have no lawsuite against Apple. If anythign Apple should be suing the creators of Konfabulator. Go APPLE SHOW HOW ITS DONE!!!

  1. Absolute

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    I dont think so..

    Well I guess some people in this forum seem a bit confused. just to refresh the memory of the new generation mac users, dashboard is originally Apple invention since, well how back should I go? System 7.0? Yup maybe even earlier from System 1 when dashboard was knows as DESK ACCESSORY. So you see everyone copied Apple even YES KONFABULATOR..thats why they have no lawsuite against Apple. If anything Apple should be suing the creators of Konfabulator. Go APPLE SHOW HOW ITS DONE!!!

  1. ender

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    10.5

    Anybody want to bet that OSX 10.5 will be released before Longhorn?

    As as for Longhorn having more "breadth" than Tiger as a way of excussing it's delay, that's only because they've got more c*** they have to clean up from their current offerings.

  1. bobolicious

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    Xgrid ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Why is no one seeming to make a fuss about this (including Apple!) ? I wasn't even thinking of upgrading until I saw this - this seems HUGE!

    Xgrid Take advantage of the power of distributed computing with Xgrid, Apple’s easy-to-use tool that turns a group of Macs into a supercomputer.

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