Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jul 2012 19:38 UTC, submitted by tupp
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It might be a cliche, but sometimes, a picture says more than a thousand words. Over the years, I've often talked about how the technology world is iterative, about how products are virtually always built upon that which came before, about how almost always, multiple people independently arrive at the same products since they work within the same constraints of the current state of technology. This elementary aspect of the technology world, which some would rather forget, has been illustrated very, very well in one of Samsung's legal filings against Apple.
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RE[3]: Crucifixion
by Soulbender on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Crucifixion"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

they had the first comercial graphic OS


No, as Thom said that was the Xerox Star.

and they had it for many many years (what like 20)


Uh, no. Seriously, wtf? Digital's GEM came out in 1985, and so did Windows 1.0. Amiga and Atari ST in 1987. X Windows came out in 1984.

if you compare it with Samsung I haven't heard they have an in house OS


Bada. Not that it matters if they have decades of experience or not. It's the end product that counts.

plus Mac OS X was a really advanced OS back then


Yeah, it was SOOO advanced. Windows had nothing on it...
"Advanced" is more than a fancy GUI.

that is a really subjective issue


Ah, just like how you claim OSX was "really advanced".

In any case Apple has been developing OS from more than 20 years I think I think they might have a little experience developing OS's


Sure, too bad they rested on their laurels for some 20 years and almost went under. I guess bad experience is also experience.

If they don't bring any more advancements is because money wise reasons


Ah, so they will stop innovating again and let the competition kill them? Because that's money wise.

Edited 2012-08-01 09:29 UTC

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RE[4]: Crucifixion
by henderson101 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Crucifixion"
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2006-05-30

Uh, no. Seriously, wtf? Digital's GEM came out in 1985, and so did Windows 1.0. Amiga and Atari ST in 1987. X Windows came out in 1984


And the Lisa was released in January 1983, and it had a wholly graphical OS. Your point is therefore moot.

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RE[5]: Crucifixion
by Soulbender on Wed 1st Aug 2012 09:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Crucifixion"
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2005-08-18

My comment was about the 20 years which seemed to imply that there was no other commercially successful GUI in 20 years.

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RE[4]: Crucifixion
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 10:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Crucifixion"
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2011-05-12

Both the Amiga 1000 and the Atari ST were on the shelves in 1985, not 1987. The Amiga 500 was released in 1987.

And it's X Window System, not X Windows.

Edited 2012-08-01 10:47 UTC

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RE[5]: Crucifixion
by Soulbender on Wed 1st Aug 2012 11:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Crucifixion"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Both the Amiga 1000 and the Atari ST were on the shelves in 1985


Ooops, remembered that wrong.

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