Is Apple ripping off GNOME 3.12?

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  1. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    So with the OSX Yosemite announcement, there are some interesting feature pictures being released by Apple. We all know that Apple has ripped off other projects before, but is it now taking from the GNOME project?


    http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/

    Does this look familiar?
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    Looks an awful lot like the GNOME 3 (and Unity) notification pop-up.
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    The new icons and theming of the top bar (which also reminds me of GNOME 3 a LOT) is making me think of the KDE 5 NEON project as well:
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    Apple is really annoying me. Even more then usual. Thoughts? Disagree? Agree?
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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    Apple is definitely copying GNOME. Of all of the possible colors, shapes, designs, etc., Apple just happened to choose that one?

    This is a little off topic, but did you notice that Windows 8 uses a "Start Screen"? This idea seems to have come from Ubuntu's menu screen. Of all the years Windows used the start menu, it now happens to use the whole screen like Ubuntu?
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  3. ryanvade

    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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    I never really thought that the new Windows interface is similar to Unity. I always thought the new Metro was more like the Android home screen than Unity. But I see your point.

    What I want to know is if Apple is using parts of GNOMEs code. If so...well the whole GPL licensing thing.....
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    bashcommando Active Member

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    *Sarcastic voice*Nooooo, It look absolutly nothing like GNOME at all T_T
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