Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th May 2008 03:15 UTC
Windows I personally doubted that Windows 7 would make an actual appearance during the Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer joint interview up on stage at the D6 conference, but as it turns out, it has made an appearance. During an interview conducted by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher about Ballmer and Gates' past, present, and future, a short demo was given of Windows 7.
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RE[2]: Finally
by tupp on Thu 29th May 2008 04:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally"
tupp
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2006-11-12

Windows -> Visi-On, Lisa, Mac, Xerox


Exactly what did Windows inherit that was originated in the Lisa and Mac GUIs?

Windows eventually did use a trash can (questionable value) and tried to hide the directory mapping like the Mac (a huge usability mistake for both Windows and Mac), but I can't think of one other GUI item originated by Apple that is used in any version of Windows. Apple actually has not innovated much of anything.

However, I can think of one very useful and significant item that originated in Windows and that was eventually picked-up in most GUIs -- the taskbar/dock (1985): http://toastytech.com/guis/bigw101.gif

Edited 2008-05-29 04:31 UTC

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