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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 31st Aug 2012 14:17 UTC
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2011-05-12

"At this point Apple Computer sued DRI in what would turn into a long dispute over the "look and feel" of the GEM/1 system, which was an almost direct copy of the Macintosh (with some elements bearing a closer resemblance to those in the earlier Lisa, available since January 1983)."

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_Environment_Manager

Emphasis added. This seems like a more logical reason than what Thom claims as fact: "Apple wasn't happy with having to deal with competition, so the company started to sue everyone it thought it could get away with."

This would also explain why they didn't sue Commodore over AmigaOS. I don't buy Thom's explanation that Steve Jobs knew Commodore would go bust anyway a decade later. Science has never been able to prove that people have paranormal powers.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2012 14:28 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

That statement is disputed with a citation needed.

Selective perception.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 31st Aug 2012 14:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I officially dispute your statement.

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