Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Aug 2017 14:35 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

We take you through a demo of our restored Xerox Alto. We go through the Neptune file browser, the Bravo text editor, the Draw and SIL programs, network booting, ftp, telnet, Smalltalk, some games and new programs we have made for the Alto.

A great video showing off how the Alto - the precursor to the Star, the mother of all graphical user interfaces we still use today on our desktops and phones - works.

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Restoration series
by wigry on Mon 14th Aug 2017 08:25 UTC
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The author of the video did also a magnificent series about the restoration of that given machine (total of 15 parts). Just look on his channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/mverdiell/videos

Also lots of interesting videos on all the other vintage computer technology and restorations.

EDIT: that was 16 parts total of restoration videos for Xerox Alto ;)

Edited 2017-08-14 08:26 UTC

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