The Breakroom

Microsoft, Apple, and an Icon

December 11, 2006

By Webmaster

As we were skimming through the servers stats this morning we noticed an unusual spike and started investigating. You may have read an entry at Daring Fireball yesterday pointing out the apparent misappropriation of an Apple icon on Microsoft’s ordering page for Windows Vista Business. We scoured our referral logs and discovered that a post about it at theappleblog had hit Digg and the comments on both were beginning to fill with wild speculation.

We thought we should post a quick blurb to respond to most of the comments referencing us. We had nothing to do with the icon in question. To our knowledge it is an Apple icon that has been used in Mac OS X Server software for years and was created by designers at Apple.

That’s about it. Nothing more to see here. Move along please. Thanks!