Microsoft ammette: “Windows 7 si ispira a Mac OS X”


Nel corso di una intervista, Simon Aldous, dirigente Microsoft, ha dichiarato:

“Una delle cose che la gente dice di continuo riguardo il Mac di Apple è che il sistema operativo è fantastico, che è graficamente molto facile da usare. Quello che abbiamo cercato di fare con Windows 7 – sia nel formato tradizionale sia in formato touch – è creare un look simile a Max OS X, in termini di grafica”.


A Redmond non hanno gradito le dichiarazioni rese da Aldous, e in un post pubblicato sul blog di Windows 7viene precisato

“Un citazione inesatta viene riportata oggi su Internet sulle origini di progettazione di Windows 7 e che il suo aspetto grafico è stato ‘preso in prestito’ da Mac OS X. Purtroppo questa dichiarazione proviene da un dipendente di Microsoft, che non è stato coinvolto in ogni aspetto della progettazione di Windows 7. Non amiamo dire questo di uno dei nostri dipendenti, ma i suoi commenti sono imprecisi e inesatti”

Come evidenziato nell’articolo Confronto Snow Leopard – Windows 7, sono numerose le somiglianze tra “il grande gatto” di Apple e il numero fortunato di Microsoft.

fonte spidermac

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Microsoft’s new vision

PCR talks to Microsoft’s partner group manager, Simon Aldous

This (partner conference in Wembley Stadium) is the biggest Microsoft partner event for five years in the UK – what are the main things you want to achieve with it?

Over the years we’ve not done enough to connect with out partner communities. I think Scott (Dodds, Microsoft’s general manager for small to medium enterprises) used the words cumbersome, large and complex. I’d echo that. We need to be sure that we’re actually addressing the needs of the end user more effectively – we do that through our partner communities.

We’re not a direct sales organisation, everything is through our partners. We need to ensure we’re providing our partners with the tools they need to sell to those end customers. That’s the message we want to get across today – it is really Microsoft coming back to the channel and saying, ‘We recognise that we haven’t been as effective as we need to be in our engagement with you, we recognise there’s been some challenges. This is an excellent time to come and talk to you with the product launches that are coming.’ We’ve never had a sustained period of product launches of this magnitude. If you lookover the next nine months, it’s a significant change in the development of our technology.

How much feedback are you taking from the partners? Could you do with more of it?

The answer is yes, we need more. We’ve made a lot of changes, so after the last 18 months – really since Scott came into the role and looked to redefine his part of the business – we’ve made a number of changes to try and allow us to get closer to our partner communities.

If you look at the SMB market (classified as firms with 0-250 employees), we’ve made some significant changes internally at Microsoft. When I joined three years ago there wasn’t a dedicated sales focus on this area, we didn’t really have an internal infrastructure that was targeted at supporting it.

Now we’ve got something in the region of 30 sales people working regionally within the UK. The regions are important, you can’t treat everyone the same. From an SMB perspective we’ve segmented the country by RDA region. We put people out in the field to try and create communities and a local Microsoft presence.

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