Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[4]: Crucifixion
by jigzat on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 17:39 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Crucifixion"
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they had the first comercial graphic OS

They did not. That honour belongs to the Xerox Star, launched in 1981. See what I mean with people not having a clue about history and just assuming Apple did everything?

and they had it for many many years (what like 20)

I don't even know what this is supposed to mean. Are you saying nobody had a graphical operating system for 20 years after the release of the first Mac? What does this even mean? [/q]

You misinterpreted everything, Mac OS X was the first successful graphical OS plus I was pointing out they have been in the business for quite some time

"and if you compare it with Samsung I haven't heard they have an in house OS

They have loads. Every one of their feature phones runs on an operating system, and, of course, they have Bada.

Interesting about BADA yet they released it 2 years ago and they are pretty much not using it. And using someone else maintained OS is not the same as developing.

"In any case Apple has been developing OS from more than 20 years I think I think they might have a little experience developing OS's.

When you really break it down, Apple only developed the original Mac OS, and then failed utterly and completely at keeping it up to date. All their other projects in this space failed miserably - so they had to buy their way out.

As I pointed out we all know that Apple bought NeXT and so their experience, plus it doesn't matter how bad pre-mac-os-x was you don't make a mainstream OS without gaining experience. For instance Windows , before Windows 7 it was pretty much dated from the technological point of view yet the Microsoft Engineers are so good that they manage to keep a really crapy OS usable.

Your post is a perfect illustration of what I meant in the article: people have no clue about history, and just parrot whatever they read in Apple forums without actually bothering to look up the facts.

Dude this is just a shallow discussion we are not looking world peace, take it easy.

Edited 2012-08-02 17:41 UTC

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