updated 07:00 pm EST, Thu December 14, 2006
David Pogue on Vista
A new video has surfaced on the NewYorkTimes.com front page featuring columnist David Pogue as he sarcastically attempts to prove to the world that Microsoft's Windows Vista is not a 'rip off' of Mac OS X. As the first major revision Microsoft's operating system since Windows XP, Pogue points out that Vista required five years and 50 million lines of code to create. The columnist covers such features as 'flippy triangles' in Vista which appear strikingly similar to Apple's 'disclosure triangles' -- small icons which open folders that have served as a core feature in Mac OS for numerous years -- as well as Vista's calendar program that appears nearly identical to Apple's iCal software. The video also shows Vista's photo organization software in operation, which appears to work in almost the exact same way as Mac OS X's iPhoto application. Pogue also delves into Apple's Spotlight technology vs. Microsoft's search capability in the Start Menu, Apple's 'Widgets' vs. Microsoft's 'Gadgets,' and both company's 3D chess software.