Speaking of Apple's new Mac OS X 10.5 aka Leopard, why is it that people give a big deal when Microsoft or Apple releases a feature that has been in Linux for so long already? I mean, take the Mac's Spaces, for example, this has been with Linux since I remember using the GUI. We tend to take it for granted but when the same feature is introduced by Microsoft or Apple, people applaud.
Another new Leopard feature is its Desktop Sharing. Before, Apple only provided this is an optional download (and fee). However, it is just an enhanced VNC server and client. Again, this is a big deal to Microsoft and Apple users. Hmmm…
Unfortunately, in today's tech industry, copying a feature or two is not. However, one would wonder if the enhancements trickle back to the original source, the way most open source communities do it.
Anyway, whilst I still have to get my hands on Leopard for a review, I will wait on the sidelines and see what features where copied from Linux and blog about it. :) I just wish that the Linux community can copy the cool features of Leopard, too.
[image from Apple.com]