Microsoft Accused of Copying Apple’s Icon Designs

A sharp-eyed reader of Daring Fireball recently noticed the Workgroup Manager icon from Apple on the “buy now” page for Microsoft’s Vista Business Edition. The icon was quickly removed after John Gruber highlighted it on his blog.

Gruber managed to capture a screen cap of the original, which I also saw myself earlier today.

Additionally, a spelling error in the word “Business” as “Busines” still appears in tag;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas” class=”link ” data-rapid_p=”16″ data-v9y=”1″>the same page’s <title> tag.

Microsoft might want to correct this to maintain their credibility in the business sector.


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