Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 11:10 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Sometimes, you wake up in the morning, check your RSS feeds, and you know you just hit the jackpot. From the AT&T archives comes a video and description of Blit, a UNIX graphical user interface from 1982, on a 800x1024 portrait display. It employs a three button mouse, right-click context menus, multiple windows, and lots, lots more. It was developed at Bell Labs, and is yet another case that illustrates how the technology industry doesn't work in a vacuum.
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RE: Comment by kovacm
by saso on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
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2007-04-18

NeXT rediscover UNIX in 1988.

Mac OS X and iOS basically *are* NeXTStep. Aparently you weren't aware of this...

Microsoft rediscover VMS in 1993.

And much of VMS architecture has found its way into the NT kernel, which powers every single Windows PC machine on the market today.

this becoming hilarious ...

Especially coming from someone who doesn't even take care to check his facts.

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