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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 mysteriously similar.

"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."

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