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Microsoft Shrugs Off Suggestions That Windows 7 Is Modelled On Mac

Microsoft Corp. has moved promptly to reject the remarks made by one of its executives that Microsoft’s latest OS avatar Windows 7 user interface was modelled on Apple Mac OS.

The software giant rushed in to respond to the comment of one of its employees who asserted that the company attempted to “create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics” in its Windows 7 OS similar to that of Apple’s Mac OS.

Incidentally, in an interview published on the website PCR on 11th of November, Microsoft’s partner group manager Simon Aldous created the unrest in the company’s camp when he asserted that a number of users believe the Mac OS is ‘fantastic..........and very graphical to use’.

He was further reported as saying, “What we’ve tried to do with Windows 7 – whether it’s traditional format or in a touch format – is to create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics”.

This controversial comment from Aldous made Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc, who runs the Windows’ official blog, to come forward to repudiate the circulating report that Windows 7 is anywhere inspired by Mac OS, and marked his colleague’s comments as “inaccurate and uninformed”.

Lambasting Aldous’ comments, LeBlanc wrote: “Unfortunately, this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7. I hate to say this about one of our own, but his comments were inaccurate and uninformed.”

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.