In an interview with CNN’s Miles O’ Brien, Bill Gates was confronted with accusation that Vista was very “Mac-like” (which it is.) Naturally, Bill didn’t see it this way.
O’Brien: Frankly, a lot of what I see here, um, seems to mimic a little bit [Apple’s Mac] OS X. Were you going after a specific look there, the Mac look, or?
Gates: No, no, no. Actually, uh, the, we’re ahead [slight pause] on a lot, uh, there’s whole areas where we’ve innovated like Media Center and tablet, uh, that, uh, no one else is doing and the parental control, that’s the first time that’s been done. Even in this photo area, you know, we’d love to have you compare how we’ve done, make it easy to make a DVD, edit high definition movies.
Whatever Bill – don’t be ashamed. The fact that it takes on many of the characteristics of OSX is a plus in my book.
Check out NYT columnist David Pogue’s sarcastic take on the Mac-like features of Vista in a video available after the break.