IE7 and RSS in action

Take a look at this picture, snapped at this year's Gnomedex conference. Is it just me, or does that look vaguely familiar to how Safari handles RSS in Tiger? I guess we will have to wait for Longhorn to ship to see how close it really is.

Am I surprised? Not at all.

Subscribing to an RSS feed from within Internet Explorer 7.0 will be similar to adding a Web site to "Favorites." An icon placed in a toolbar will illuminate when feeds have been updated with new content.
Source: BetaNews

Subscribing to RSS in IE7 even sounds like Safari. I wonder where they got the idea? It is nice to see that Microsoft is going to embed RSS into IE7 and Windows, but they could have at least been original about it.

And is it just me, or does IE7 look like Safari for Windows? Here are some more pics. Look at the IE7 window.

Comments (1)

Keff:

I think there is a very thin line between 'copying' and 'several companies solving the problem in most effective way'.
I like it, I always hated RSS readers which doesn't let you view a stream of articles from all sources sorted by date, limiting you to one-feed-at-the-time, and I am very glad IE went further than this.
And, if they put in that applle's scroller for affecting the length of shown text, I won't be complaining :)).

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