Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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RE[3]: Copied from what ?
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 16:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Copied from what ?"
Thom_Holwerda
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So it is written on Wikipedia, and we all know what's on t3h intern3t is true.

Get real, the dock is a very, very general UI concept, implemented in various different ways by different operating systems. ARTHUR (RISC OS 1) was the first release I could find where it was used, but as I said, there may be other implementations even before Arthur.

Duffman, you capped the Wikipedia article at a really interesting point. did you read on? It made me laugh, you see.

"The main difference with the NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X Dock, is that the Icon Bar only displays icons for active, or loaded, applications. Also, the Mac OS X Dock will scale down accordingly to accommodate expansion, whereas the Icon Bar will simply scroll. Lastly, the Icon Bar itself has a fixed size and position, which is across the bottom of the screen."

Those are not "differences" that are notable in any way. The icon bar in ARTHUR/RISC OS is a dock, no matter the spin Wikipedia tries to put on it.

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