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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005, 2:53 pm

Microsoft Steal the Mac GUI? Again?

Bill Gates
Bill Gates posing for a teen magazine in 1985
with a Mac at the back, from which he nicked the GUI

AS Microsoft allows the public to have a sneak peek at Office 12, it seems rather apparent that they copied Aqua and Brushed Metal from Mac OS X (c/f related themes of Firefox and Thunderbird). The operating system (platform) makes no exception per se either while the tagline “Code is Poetry”, which was adopted by WordPress, has recently been stolen by Microsoft as well. This shocking discovery was thoroughly discussed in the blog of Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of WordPress.

More on unoriginality in Microsoft:

Microsoft Word
A screenshot of Word in Office 12; annotation contained in the image

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