Apple's CEO Tim Cook, who took over the job from Steve Jobs, has recently made some negative comments about Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system. In regards to having a hybrid tablet/desktop operating system, Cook refers to it as combing "a toaster and a refrigerator."
"You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those aren't going to be pleasing to the user." As far as Apple is concerned when it comes to creating an operating system similar to Windows 8's tablet/desktop hybrid nature, "we are not going to that part, but others might from a defensive point of view." Funny thing to note, didn't Apple tout the new iOS operating system to be similar to the OSX desktop operating system a while back?