Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just driving yesterday's point home some more: "The Lilith was one of the first computer workstations worldwide with a high-resolution graphical display and a mouse. The first prototype was developed by Niklaus Wirth and his group between 1978 and 1980 with Richard Ohran as the hardware specialist. [...] The whole system software of the Lilith was written in Modula-2, a structured programming language which Wirth has developed at the same time. The programs were compiled into low-level M-Code instructions which could be executed by the hardware. The user interface was designed with windows, icons and pop-up menus. Compared with the character based systems available at that time, these were revolutionary metaphors in the interaction with a computer." Jos Dreesen, owner of one of the few remaining working Liliths, wrote a Lilith emulator for Linux.
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Reminds me of Oberon
by xastor on Sun 2nd Sep 2012 08:07 UTC
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At university we had a basic programming course which used the Oberon OS, also co-developed by Wirth and co. It was a great environment to get up to speed on programming basics and it looks very similar to Lilith. I think some gui metaphor re-use has been going on there ;)

Edited 2012-09-02 08:11 UTC

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