After seeing Longhorn, the next major release of Windows, demonstrated at WinHEC 2004 (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) today, PC Magazine’s Richard Fisco notes that it looks similar to another popular operating system you may have heard of. “Microsoft’s demonstrations were interesting and somehow familiar,” writes Fisco. “After looking at some images and icons that grew bigger or flipped when chosen, I couldn’t help but think of the dock on Apple’s OS X. There’s more to Longhorn, of course, than just that dock… Overall, though, Longhorn still had an Apple look to it. I suppose imitation is a form of flattery, after all.”