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    Windows 7: A distorted Linux

    I was looking at a few Windows 7 PC's yesterday, and I have come to the conclusion that Microsoft is attempting to squash the competition of Linux by copying it's many features. I thought Windows 7 looked suspiciously more like a pretty Linux distribution than XP did.

    Examples:
    In Vista, the organization of files changed mimicking Linux
    In Windows 7, the toolbar struck me as surprisingly similar to linux.
    Microsoft is acting like they want their OSs to be quality for some reason now.
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    Re: Windows 7: A distorted Linux

    It sounds like you're saying "You stole my idea!!11"
    I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NullHead View Post
    It sounds like you're saying "You stole my idea!!11"
    I tend to be defensive of things that I enjoy!
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    So? If they're good ideas that work well there's no reason they shouldn't go ahead and use them.

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    Re: Windows 7: A distorted Linux

    Yes, it could be a good thing or a bad thing.
    Pro) People get used to the wonderful way Linux works, Life is easier
    Cons) People will assume that Linux is just a copy of Microsoft Windows, even when it is the other way around. People have less reason to use Ubuntu if windows is exactly the same, hence Proprietory wins again!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamalin View Post
    Cons) People will assume that Linux is just a copy of Microsoft Windows, even when it is the other way around. People have less reason to use Ubuntu if windows is exactly the same, hence Proprietory wins again!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HymnToLife View Post
    ^Greatest reply ever. Hell, if Microsoft wants to incorporate Linux ideas into the newest OS, let them. Its all a matter of preference of what the people want to use. I grew up with Windows, and I decided about six months ago to look into Linux distros, and I love Ubuntu.

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    Re: Windows 7: A distorted Linux

    The folks in Redmond seldom have had an original idea since DAY 1 when they BOUGHT DOS. (and later stole Apple's look and feel for Windows.)

    All you have to look at is how long it took them to get tabbed browsing as just ONE example.

    NT, the basic kernel for XP and those using NTFS file systems, was also a PURCHASE. It did NOT originate in house.

    If it is a good idea and they can steal it and get away with it, damn straight they WILL.

    OCCASIONALLY they get caught (such as their modifying of code to get DOSX in Word.) That little error in judgment has cost them a LOT .. 300 million in fines off the top and they can't MARKET any program that includes Word that uses DOSX!!!

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