On Wed, 31 May 2006 14:29:41 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Windows Media player can, but not Office applications. The adamant company
> from Redmond shall decide what's good for you. The "Microsoft Knows Best
> Approach", as Thad called it recently.
> Microsoft is poor at skinning capabilities, but to make matters worse, it can
> steal some:
> Proof therein. Office 2007 stole the OS X graphics. They have stolen some
> from KDE as well (call these 'inspirations')...
That was an early interim design, the current Office skin looks nothing
Oh please. Everaldo did not create that look, it's been used for years.
In fact, the XP Icons look very much like that, with just a little bit
"glass" on top.
> Most concepts in Windows are Mac OS copycats anyway, so what's new...?
Apple has done plenty of copying as well. Dashboard is a direct ripoff of
both the 2003 demo'd Sidebar and Konfabulator (which also was inspired by
the early Microsoft demo), for instance.