If imitiation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the folks at Apple should be feeling pretty flattered now that Google is sprinkling some of its love on one of the trademark features of the OS X operating system: its Dock. To Windows users that have never seen an OS X Dock, it's sort of like the tray in Windows, but a heck of a lot more fun. Now, thanks to Google, which has taken the UI behavior of Apple's Dock concept and applied it to some of the services available through Google's More, more, more page, users can get a better idea of how the Dock works. Under the demonstration, which is coming from Google's labs, is the following text:
"Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you."
Update: Apparently, Google's homage to OS X is something the company didn't want us to see. The link has been deactivated. I searched Google in hopes of finding a cached instance of the page (I knew I should have taken that screen shot. If you have one, please send it to me and I'll post it here). What I did find however, under "Googlex," is a petition from OS X users demanding a Google toolbar for OS X. "It's not fair that Windows users get one.." says the plea.
Another update: Here's the screen shot.