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Does this GUI look familiar?

Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 5:27am

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A Microsoft application coming next year. When you can't innovate, emulate.
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 10:54am

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Looks scarily like EL. Are the similarities anything to do with the software that's been used to create both, or something? I don't know much about these things.
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 1:11pm

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Nope, i believe EL/VL/CL aren't build on any kind of common interface language as such. In fact i seem to remember the entire interface is a photoshop psd with an excruciatingly detailed set of slices.
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 7:52pm

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What else can you expect from Microsoft? The whole IDEA of a GUI they "borrowed" from Apple.
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 10:08pm

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MUWHAHWAWHAA!

Apple is god! C'mon, don't use this an an excuse to start a Gates-Jobs debate that we've all heard enough. The debate that should exist, seeing that screenshot, is Fxhome vs. Microsoft. Down with the system!
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 10:17pm

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it looks more expensive and more complicated. smile
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 11:45pm

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I think it's worth pointing out that Microsoft Blend isn't a video effects program. It's for creating simple little programs with flashy interfaces as far as I can tell. It is an interesting style they've gone for though smile
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 11:48pm

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jmax wrote:

MUWHAHWAWHAA!

Apple is god! C'mon, don't use this an an excuse to start a Gates-Jobs debate that we've all heard enough. The debate that should exist, seeing that screenshot, is Fxhome vs. Microsoft. Down with the system!
I wasn't starting anything.
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 11:59pm

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It's pretty common for design/video/motion graphics applications to use a grey-themed UI since it provides a colour-neutral background for working with. And tabs, workspaces, and docking-panels are quite popular at the moment in order to maximise realestate.
Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 4:42am

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TimmyD wrote:

What else can you expect from Microsoft? The whole IDEA of a GUI they "borrowed" from Apple.
And the whole idea of "spaces", time machine, and a good, clean GUI in general both OS manufacturers borrowed from Linux. Fact.
Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 9:25am

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ben3308 wrote:

TimmyD wrote:

What else can you expect from Microsoft? The whole IDEA of a GUI they "borrowed" from Apple.
And the whole idea of "spaces", time machine, and a good, clean GUI in general both OS manufacturers borrowed from Linux. Fact.
Who borrowed half of it from Acorn.

Everything inspires everything else, I'm not sure why people always make such a big deal out of it. smile
Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 10:01pm

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You can just keep going back naming copycats. The same goes for all popular entertainment and art. It's impossible to do something well without some borrowing (intentional or unintentional), so what matters to me is what works in the present. And if that's a copycat, so be it. A few years from now the market may be dominated by copycats of copycats. Who knows?
Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 10:21pm

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ben3308 wrote:

TimmyD wrote:

What else can you expect from Microsoft? The whole IDEA of a GUI they "borrowed" from Apple.
And the whole idea of "spaces", time machine, and a good, clean GUI in general both OS manufacturers borrowed from Linux. Fact.
Actually it was borrowed from KDE. Mac dock = KDE's "kicker" with magnification. I'm running Gentoo now, and I gotta say, AIGXGL is quite amazing. I thought looking at the genie effect in Mac was cool but that's nothing compared to the stuff beryl is capable of.
Posted: Wed, 6th Dec 2006, 11:06pm

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Tarn wrote:

ben3308 wrote:

TimmyD wrote:

What else can you expect from Microsoft? The whole IDEA of a GUI they "borrowed" from Apple.
And the whole idea of "spaces", time machine, and a good, clean GUI in general both OS manufacturers borrowed from Linux. Fact.
Who borrowed half of it from Acorn.
Somewhere here Xerox had something "borrowed" from them. smile
Posted: Thu, 7th Dec 2006, 2:31am

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Hooray for capitalism!
Posted: Thu, 7th Dec 2006, 3:39am

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