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How really Windows 7 GUI was designed? – Microsoft dismisses accusations of borrowing 7 look & feel from Apple Mac OS X

Microsoft pour more fuel on fire driving the perspective that Windows 7 GUI was borrowed from Mac OS X “One of the things that people say an awful lot about Apple Mac is that OS is fantastic, that it’s very graphical and easy to use. What we’ve tried to do with Windows 7 – whether it’s traditional format or in a touch format – is create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics. We’ve significantly improved graphical user interface, but it’s built on that very stable core Vista technology, which’s far more stable than current Mac platform, for instance,” revealed Microsoft’s partner group manager, Simon Aldous. Microsoft quickly reacted “Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who wasn’t involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7. I hate to say this about one of our own, but his comments were inaccurate and uninformed. If you’re interested in learning more about Windows 7 design, read this AP story with Julie Larson-Green as well as these WSJ (membership required) and Fast Company articles,” posted Brandon.

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