Windows Vista Beta 1 vs. Mac OS X "Tiger"

By Dave

I love watching these two operating systems compared. Many comments on FG have people arguing wildly to support their OS of choice, but there are some more indepth comparisons out there, and some people need to do their homework.

For Mac OS X users, however, Windows Vista Beta 1 engenders a sense of déjà vu. Isn’t a lot of this stuff already in Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger”?

Yes and no. For accuracy, I think it’s important to compare Windows Vista Beta 1 to both Mac OS X Tiger and the promises that Microsoft made at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2003, at which the company publicly revealed its plans for its next-generation Windows version. After all, Apple was clearly influenced by some of the technology Microsoft showed off back then and knew that it could come to market much more quickly than the software giant.

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