Evolving Thoughts

Evolution, culture, philosophy and chocolate! John Wilkins' continuing struggle to come to terms with impermanence... "Humanus sum, nihil humanum a me alienum puto" - Terence

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Microsoft breakthrough - almost as good as OS X

I can't resist this one. As an old (very old, yes, thanks for noticing) Mac evangelical, I noted with amusement this piece about the long touted Longhorn (which will soon qualify for the nickname Longtooth):
In a demonstration of Windows Vista, semitransparent windows on the computer desktop allowed users to see objects underneath, including moving video, while search results were displayed in real time as queries were typed in.
Excellent. Of course the Mac OS X has been able to do this for, how long is it now? four years? but let's give Microsoft a big hand for trying, again, to catch up. Maybe they'll make the next Office work properly.