Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE: Wait a minute...
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 26th Aug 2011 13:29 UTC in reply to "Wait a minute..."
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At the end of the day, the GUI that made the Mac unique was a Xerox invention. How many operating systems owe their very existance to them? I know Apple people claim they were compensated, but is this really so?


Exactly. The iFanboys are fond of trotting out that "smartphones before and after the iPhone" comparison - so I've decided to put together a similar comparison.

Apple's UI before Xerox:
http://www.deater.net/weave/vmwprod/apple/wavy_apple.gif

Xerox's GUI:
http://netdna.webdesignerdepot.com/uploads/2009/03/xerox-8010-star....

Apple's GUI after Xerox:
http://lowendmac.com/hodges/07/art0227/lisa9.gif

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