Brandon is a developer for Microsoft. He has a Macbook that he carries around at work because its a well built machine. He barely uses OSX on it, and he even knows some people at his job who have them and have completely deleted the OSX partition – because the hardware is THAT good…but, you know, OSX doesn’t quite compare to Windows Vista.
Anyway, in this post on his blog, he discusses not only how Microsoft is looking at Leopard and copying features, but he also ponders if Apple is doing the same…
“One day a friend of mine on the team printed off a couple dozen screenshots of Leopard, showing off various tasks the user can do in OS X, and hung them on one of our hallways. Across from it are pictures of the same tasks in that incredibly well-kept secret of a project that weâ€™re working on. There are post-it notes and markers next to each wall where passersby leave comments / questions.
I wonder if any hallways in Cupertino have something like that?”
My guess would be no, Brandon. I mean, fanboyism aside, what exactly is there to copy from Vista? Vista has been universally panned and berated as horrible, which is why you guys are fast at work on that “incredibly well-kept secret of a project” that you mentioned.
What are Jobs and company going to copy? The asking permission to do anything feature?
Seriously readers – is there anything in Vista that OSX needs to have? Are there any great features that I’m not aware of? I’ve tried Vista – I even ran it on my Macbook Pro for a while, but I had no use for it. If there’s something awesome that I’m missing, though, I’d love to know what it is.