Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Aug 2012 18:18 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button's functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung's bringing it back. The all-in-one PCs Samsung unveiled this morning are the first Windows machines to sport the S Launcher, a simple widget that acts just like the old start button." This is not from The Onion. I repeat, this is not from The Onion.
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RE[4]: Oh dear
by Morgan on Wed 29th Aug 2012 11:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh dear"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

And here I thought the OS X Dock was inspired by (and in early versions, even had legacy code from) the NeXTSTEP Dock as it existed in the late 80s through the mid-late 90s.

But hey, don't let facts get in the way right?

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RE[5]: Oh dear
by Mellin on Wed 29th Aug 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh dear"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

Acorn Computers had a dock before Nextstep

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RE[5]: Oh dear
by nej_simon on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh dear"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

And here I thought I was replying to a post that claimed that Samsung copied the visual style of the OSX dock when in fact another desktop environment used the same visual style way before Apple.

But hey, don't let your lack of actually having read the thread get in the way when you want to reply right?

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RE[6]: Oh dear
by Morgan on Wed 29th Aug 2012 19:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh dear"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

My point was that the concept of a dock goes much further back than Samsung/Apple. Apple inherited the dock concept and code when they absorbed NeXT, and as Mellin pointed out, it existed before NeXT too.

To put it another way, electric guitars have had magnetic coil pickups since the 1930s, but you don't see Yamaha suing Fender because they both use them. That's because the concept has been around longer than either company has been making them.

And the reason I replied to you in that tone was because you are incorrect in the first place; Apple had a dock in the very first version of OS X, which was a few years before Project Glass.

Edited 2012-08-29 19:14 UTC

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