Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 00:02 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple "Thirty years ago, Apple unveiled the Apple Lisa, a pioneering machine that introduced the mouse-driven graphical user interface to a wide audience and opened a new chapter in personal computer history. The Mac borrowed heavily from the Lisa, and the Mac went on to great things while the Lisa floundered. As a result, it's tempting to treat the Lisa as merely a footnote in the history of Apple. But as anyone who has used a real Lisa knows, Apple's first GUI-based computer played host to many distinctive quirks and traits that tend to get overlooked in the history books. The machine's 30th anniversary is as good a time as any to take a look at a handful of both odd and useful features that truly made the Lisa something unique." A bit lacking in the meat department, but still fun.
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RE: Soon...
by cmost on Sat 2nd Feb 2013 16:44 UTC in reply to "Soon..."
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2006-07-16

That and the fact that when the Mac was released, it was in nearly every way better than the Lisa and at a much lower cost. In fact, Apple eventually developed an expansion card for the Lisa that converted it into a Mac in order to move remaining units. Apple even changed the name of these machines from Lisa to Macintosh XL.

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