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 PostPost subject: Change the desktop! ^^        Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:30 pm 
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Everything started 1983 with the Apple Lisa.
/* i know that apple didn't invented the gui - but the desktop with folders etc (or i am wrong) */
Now the desktop didn't change through the years (just small changes Win31/Win95 Mac OS Classic/ Mac OS X). Now I found the following program:
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Could you imagine to use such a desktop? I find it a great idea :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:05 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:19 pm 
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oh sry -.-


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:38 pm 
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Just a bit of useless history:

After the invention of the silicon chip, Xerox were working on what they called, "The Paperless Office". They invented such things as GUIs, floppy disks, mouses, etc. However Xerox didn't see any future in this technology. So they gave all their ideas to Steve Jobs who brought them back to Apple. Apple started inventing the Apple Lisa named after one of Apple's engineer's daughter. The Apple Lisa though unpopular being priced at $10,000, set a new goal for Apple. The Apple Lisa with a low price and less bugs. And they called this project, Macintosh, named after America's favourite apple at the time. However for Macintosh to be popular, they needed some third-party software. They went to many companies including Microsoft to try and get some software for this project. Bill Gates was very interested in this idea of the GUI so he went back to Microsoft to invent what was first called, the Interface Manager, while also making software for the Macintosh platform. The Interface Manager turned into Windows as an idea by one of the Microsoft employees. Apple kept with the same System 7, with only a few updates but nothing major, from 1991 to 1997 giving Microsoft a chance to catch up to Apple with their Windows software. With Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, Microsoft had pretty much caught up with Apple's OS and the PC was also much cheaper. Many Apple users switched to the PC and by that time, computers were starting to get more popular. Therefore, most new computer owners bought a PC instead of a Mac. That's how the PC became so popular even though Apple were first.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:52 pm 
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Just a bit of useless history:

After the invention of the silicon chip, Xerox were working on what they called, "The Paperless Office". They invented such things as GUIs, floppy disks, mouses, etc. However Xerox didn't see any future in this technology. So they gave all their ideas to Steve Jobs who brought them back to Apple. Apple started inventing the Apple Lisa named after one of Apple's engineer's daughter. The Apple Lisa though unpopular being priced at $10,000, set a new goal for Apple. The Apple Lisa with a low price and less bugs. And they called this project, Macintosh, named after America's favourite apple at the time. However for Macintosh to be popular, they needed some third-party software. They went to many companies including Microsoft to try and get some software for this project. Bill Gates was very interested in this idea of the GUI so he went back to Microsoft to invent what was first called, the Interface Manager, while also making software for the Macintosh platform. The Interface Manager turned into Windows as an idea by one of the Microsoft employees. Apple kept with the same System 7, with only a few updates but nothing major, from 1991 to 1997 giving Microsoft a chance to catch up to Apple with their Windows software. With Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, Microsoft had pretty much caught up with Apple's OS and the PC was also much cheaper. Many Apple users switched to the PC and by that time, computers were starting to get more popular. Therefore, most new computer owners bought a PC instead of a Mac. That's how the PC became so popular even though Apple were first.

Yay for long useless information. :P


Like reading the script to Pirates of Silicon Valley :P

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:01 pm 
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KCLiVES wrote:
mdogg wrote:
Just a bit of useless history:

After the invention of the silicon chip, Xerox were working on what they called, "The Paperless Office". They invented such things as GUIs, floppy disks, mouses, etc. However Xerox didn't see any future in this technology. So they gave all their ideas to Steve Jobs who brought them back to Apple. Apple started inventing the Apple Lisa named after one of Apple's engineer's daughter. The Apple Lisa though unpopular being priced at $10,000, set a new goal for Apple. The Apple Lisa with a low price and less bugs. And they called this project, Macintosh, named after America's favourite apple at the time. However for Macintosh to be popular, they needed some third-party software. They went to many companies including Microsoft to try and get some software for this project. Bill Gates was very interested in this idea of the GUI so he went back to Microsoft to invent what was first called, the Interface Manager, while also making software for the Macintosh platform. The Interface Manager turned into Windows as an idea by one of the Microsoft employees. Apple kept with the same System 7, with only a few updates but nothing major, from 1991 to 1997 giving Microsoft a chance to catch up to Apple with their Windows software. With Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, Microsoft had pretty much caught up with Apple's OS and the PC was also much cheaper. Many Apple users switched to the PC and by that time, computers were starting to get more popular. Therefore, most new computer owners bought a PC instead of a Mac. That's how the PC became so popular even though Apple were first.

Yay for long useless information. :P


Like reading the script to Pirates of Silicon Valley :P

I've never seen that film, but I have heard of it.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:28 am 
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is it realistic ?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:07 pm 
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Well, you need a hell of a lot of graphic memory, a fast processor and much RAM., i think that 256MB is minumum, 512MB recommended.

So for a ''normal'' home computer that doesnt run with games its not easy to get it to work without upgrading hardware.
For higher end pc's, maybe.

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