updated 07:30 pm EDT, Mon May 16, 2005
NewsFactor's Dave Kearns says Apple is "praised as an innovator" in situations where Microsoft would be "denounced as a ." With the latest released of Mac OS X, known as Tiger, Apple has incorporated several features seemingly inspired by third-party add-ons. "It appears that what Apple has done with Tiger is to take meaningful, desirable third-party services and applications and 'roll their own' inside the operating system, thus presenting users with a fuller package of features." The third parties that had been providing many Tiger-like features for Mac OS X as add-ons now "are left out in the cold." Kearns also claims all of Tiger's "revolutionary" features were already available from Microsoft Windows. "I guess it all depends on how you keep score."