Apple has long accused Microsoft openly that it is copying its Mac OS X operating system with Windows releases. The Redmond company countered on the same note, indicating that there are features on OS X inspired by Windows. In this escalating face-off, Microsoft managed a new move over its rival in Cupertino. It paraded its own breed of "snow leopard," this time the real thing, not just the codename for the next version of Apple's operating system. As you can see from the image on the left, Microsoft featured a snow leopard as a background for its search engine, Live Search.