Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 17:43 UTC
Legal We all know about Apple's look-and-feel lawsuit against Microsoft over Windows 2.0, but this wasn't the only look-and-feel lawsuit Apple filed during those years. Digital Research, Inc., the company behind GEM, also found itself on the pointy end of Apple's needle. Unlike the lawsuit against Microsoft, though, Apple managed to 'win' the one against DRI.
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MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I didn't know the future of computing went back 30 years in to the past.

Maybe if it's relevant to today or the future, but Apple back then isn't Apple today. It's not like we still put up walls to keep the Roman legions out.

Still, I enjoy a bit of history even when it's biased towards a goal of convincing an anonymous group of people that are trying to change the past.

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Apple not being the same and yet being the same with knobs on seems more like it.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Apple is just the same as any other company. They want money and no competition.

When a company says it welcomes competition it's just a way of saying "we tried our best, but couldn't stop it".

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --George Santayana

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If that means we'll one day again be able to buy 5.25" floppies I'm all for it!

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