Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 17:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Taking a break from reporting on the latest netbook or phone rumours, Engadget posted an article yesterday about several elements in desktop operating systems writer Paul Miller finds outdated. While there's some interesting stuff in there, there's also a lot to discuss.
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RE: Two points
by helf on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 21:01 UTC in reply to "Two points"
helf
Member since:
2005-07-06

NEXTSTEP and later OpenSTEP have supported minimizing apps to icons from the get-go ... ~1988. Very handy ;)

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RE[2]: Two points
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 15:28 in reply to "RE: Two points"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

NEXTSTEP and later OpenSTEP have supported minimizing apps to icons from the get-go ... ~1988. Very handy ;)


Windows 3.0 and later 3.1 supported minimizing applications to the desktop since 1990.

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RE[3]: Two points
by tylerdurden on Sat 23rd Jan 2010 21:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Two points"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Most early GUIs by Xerox et al had the minimizing of apps into the desktop as the default behavior.

The only major GUI from the 80s that I can think of which did not do exactly that was the System Finder from MacOS.

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