AppleInsider’s Prince McLean has composed a series of articles that compare the upcoming Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating systems (Windows 7 vs. Snow Leopard: Microsoft’s comeback plan. and Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard: competitive origins).
As usual McLean’s work is thorough, informative, and entertaining.
Here’s my favourite excerpt from the second installment:
Actual new consumer-facing features in Windows 7 are slight enough for Microsoft to refer to “screen dimming” as [a] significant new feature related to battery life. The Windows 7 website notes, “Bright idea: With a display that dims automatically, you get longer battery life” (below). This feature has been in Windows for at least fifteen years, so it appears the company is rather desperately scraping the barrel for features it can promote in its new operating system release.
Gotta love that screen dimming.