Microsoft is often accused of copying other OSes, but there is a healthy list of eighteen features that Windows should have, but doesnit, according to PCWorld. The list is a eye-opening catalog of what Vista users are missing.
In fact, Robert Strohmeyer wrote, while Windows is the worldis dominant OS, when comparing it to Mac OS X and Linux, Vista can seem very incomplete.
Hereis the list sans the authoris extensive discussion:
- Virtual Workspaces
- Back to My Mac
- Screen Sharing
- Time Machine
- ISO Burning of CDs
- Podcast Capture
- Software Repositories (Linux, BSD)
- Desktop Cube (Linux, BSD)
- Application Dock
- Automated Screen Shots
- Multitouch Gestures
- Cover Flow
- Preinstalled Apache Web Server
- POSIX compliance
- Standardized Menu Bar
- Applications as single directory
While the list is heavily Mac-centric and could be interpreted as a Mac OS X promotion in disguise, it also serves as a healthy reminder of what Microsoft has either been unable to copy or has been prevented from copying via Apple patents. In either case, the article is an eye-opener for anyone who may be considering moving from a Mac to Windows and what life would be like.