A Linux Users Look at Windows 7 Ultimate
Oct 23, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)
[ Thanks to Jeremy
LaCroix for this link. ]
"Did Windows 7 Rip Off KDE?
This is a common element of debate, and one I happen to agree with.
Windows 7 seems to have borrowed a bit from the KDE4 series. Now
days, KDE has changed it's look to the "Air" theme, so it no longer
looks as close. However, the Oxygen theme that was used in KDE
around the same time as when Windows 7 was in development is
"Even the selection of widgets is similar, with both shipping
with an analog clock, news reader, sliding block puzzle, and
hardware monitor by default. Take a look at this quickly put
together collage, with widgets from both Windows 7 and KDE versions
previous to 4.3:
"Do you think they look similar? You be the judge."