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Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
two articles about Xerox: “Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” and “The lab that ran away from Xerox”, and a funny essay about... the cow metaphor
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New set of posters with mouse pointers:

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NeXTSTEP 1.0 has been licensed to IBM, who ported it to AIX architecture. However, it took so long, that by the time the project was finished, NeXTSTEP 2.0 for NeXT hardware was ready. Since the company wanted more money for a new 2.0 license, and there was no obvious benefits, IBM lost interest in NeXTSTEP.
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Featured GUIOPENSTEP 4.2
OPENSTEP 4.2 was the last issue of NeXT operating system, featuring highly appraised and innovative GUI. It featured such characteristic innovations as tear-off menus, shelf, dock, column file view, services and object-oriented underpinnings. After Apple buy-out of NeXT, OPENSTEP turned into Rhapsody, and then into Mac OS X.


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Featured componentInstallation
It’s kind of funny how Microsoft tries to convince you that the new operating system is worth your money after you already bought it. Check out and compare all the marketese that is shown during installation in Windows and other GUIs.


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Featured advertisementMacintosh
Apple bought all of the advertising space in November/December special election issue of Newsweek in 1984, and devoted it entirely to Macintosh. Many of the 39 pages of the ad explain the idea behind its mouse-driven user interface. Take a look.


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