Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 00:02 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple "Thirty years ago, Apple unveiled the Apple Lisa, a pioneering machine that introduced the mouse-driven graphical user interface to a wide audience and opened a new chapter in personal computer history. The Mac borrowed heavily from the Lisa, and the Mac went on to great things while the Lisa floundered. As a result, it's tempting to treat the Lisa as merely a footnote in the history of Apple. But as anyone who has used a real Lisa knows, Apple's first GUI-based computer played host to many distinctive quirks and traits that tend to get overlooked in the history books. The machine's 30th anniversary is as good a time as any to take a look at a handful of both odd and useful features that truly made the Lisa something unique." A bit lacking in the meat department, but still fun.
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RE: Nice font
by tanzam75 on Mon 4th Feb 2013 07:58 UTC in reply to "Nice font"
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Is that an anti-aliased font in those screenshots? That was way ahead of its time - even the Mac didn't get that until Mac OS X.


No, it's not anti-aliased. You're seeing image resampling.

The Lisa used rectangular pixels, at a resolution of 720 x 360 pixels. The image had to be resampled to 720 x 540 to display in the proper aspect ratio with square pixels.

As their names indicate, bilinear and bicubic interpolation will always sample in two dimensions. This causes the image to "smear" a little bit horizontally, even though only the vertical dimension has changed.

Edited 2013-02-04 07:59 UTC

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