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Leopard vs Vista: operating systems compared

In pictures: Mac OS X 10.5 vs Windows Vista

Whenever Apple rolls out a new release of its Mac OS X operating system, it always seems to cram in a few useful applications and interface features that eventually force their way into Windows. Now Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard is here, let's look through its key features and see how Windows Vista measures up.

Gadgets and Sidebar

Sidebar

Widgets, Gadgets... whatever you call them, practically every OS now ships with a framework for tiny, low-impact desktop applets. Vista's are called Gadgets and come from the Windows Sidebar. Gadgets are easy to create, but they're not quite as simple as Leopard's web clippings. Still, you can use IE 7 to subscribe to RSS feeds, which will then appear in the Feed Headlines gadget.


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