I’m a Mac and Windows 7 was my idea.

November 14, 2009

Anyone who uses a Mac and has had the misfortune of being forced to use a PC at work already knows just how much PCs want to be Macs (and also just how terrible most PCs are).
And now Simon Aldous, partner group manager at Microsoft (nice title, by the way), has come out and admitted that what they’ve done with Windows 7 is “create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics”.
Or, if you prefer, copy OS10.
Microsoft have denied this (obviously) and called his comments “uninformed” and “inaccurate”. They also pointed out that he hadn’t worked directly on the Windows 7 project. But come on. We’ve all got eyes, and we can see what we can see. Read the whole story here.
And whilst I’m on about it, what’s with the adverts to promote it? I’m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea. Except the bits we copied from Apple. Like most of them.
Look at the new iMacs that Apple have just released and you’ll see just how stunning they are.

New iMac 2009

Simple, clean, efficient and easy

New iMac 2009 Wide

Cinemascope-tastic

Big, wide screens (16:9). LED backlighting to give a brighter, better picture. Higher resolution. And tons of other technical stuff that makes them even better. Plus an ergonomic, slimline wireless keyboard and the new ‘magic’ mouse.
And they’re simple to use, powerful, clever, well-designed and beautiful. Just like things should be. And just like PCs are starting to become.
P.S. If you’re a PC/Microsoft supporter, please don’t bother me with why you think they’re better. They’re not (unless you’re gaming, then I’ll give you that). You’ve got more chance of persuading a god-botherer to believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
P.P.S. If you’ve got time, check the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It’s a thing of genius and beauty that keeps growing legs (or noodly appendages). Read up and open your mind to the world of the Pastafarian.

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