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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:05 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

My understanding is that Lisa was late and slow. And that every computer since then has copied the Lisa GUI, which was inspired by Xerox, but not a total ripoff.

That's all! Just the progenitor of computing as we know it.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by zima on Sat 9th Feb 2013 22:16 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
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2005-07-06

"every computer since then" hasn't just copied the Lisa GUI - they were also inspired by Lisa (among others), but not a total ripoff...

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