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Apple might agree that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but Microsoft has slammed suggestions that its Windows 7 operating system was inspired by Mac OS X.

Microsoft's UK partner group manager Simon Aldous reportedly said that the software giant had effectively created “a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics” in its Windows 7 operating system, which landed on retail shelves late last month.

However Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc slammed Aldous for his ill-considered and “inaccurate” Windows 7 splutterfest.

“Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7. I hate to say this about one of our own, but his comments were inaccurate and uninformed,” he said.

Aldous is an IT channel veteran who previously worked at C2000, Ingram Micro and Toshiba, according to his LinkedIn account. He claims to be particularly good at "identifying commercial opportunities and translating this into successfully implemented business strategy."

We at Vulture Towers interpret Microsoft's latest PR fiasco thusly: no shit Sherlock, Windows 7 apes Mac OS X. ®

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