Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Mar 2007 23:02 UTC
Apple After yesterday's trip down memory lane with OS/2 2.1, I will today take you even further back. With the help of the recently released Apple Lisa emulator, ToastyTech (another invaluable tool for (G)UI fanatics such as myself) updated its set of screenshots from the Lisa Office System (version 3), the first commercially available graphical user interface for home use. "This Lisa emulator tries to give you the full experience of using an Apple Lisa. The backdrop is a photo of a Lisa that changes as the power light comes on and when you 'insert' a disk. It even plays the sound of the Lisa disk drive running as you access the disk. To start the emulator you must press the 'Power button' just as you would start a real Lisa." Read more for a few notes.
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Hmm
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 13th Mar 2007 00:13 UTC
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

Wasn't it Xerox who invented the GUI with their Alto minicomputer system in 1972?

Anyway, yeah... Apple's computers were always expensive (even more than the original IBM PC).

But a computer with a GUI operating environment in the 1970's was quite amazing. It took over a decade later for the PC to get even a primative operating environment known as Windows 1.0.

Edited 2007-03-13 00:18

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