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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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Coming after Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2), Panther was supposed to be designated Mac OS X Version 11, but Apple eventually settled on 10.3. A CD picture with version 11 label was available for a while on Apple’s public relation subsite.
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Featured GUIWindows Millennium Edition
The last Windows in 9x family and at the same time last Windows with only single appearance theme. Its slightly updated interface put more emphasis on home and multimedia use, but the operating system itself quickly got quite a bad reputation.


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Featured componentAddress book
Apple Computer Inc. is so nice (or so vain?) that it includes its own wherebouts in Mac OS X Panther’s address book. Is this the rule or the exception? Check it out.


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Featured articleMicrosoft Windows
Byte covered Windows for the first time almost two years before its premiere. Naturally, there’ve been many interesting differences between what was described and what shipped in the final product. On top of that, the article featured a dozen screenshots and as many pictures of contemporary machines running the pre-release version of Windows. See the humble beginnings of today’s most popular GUI, and read author’s unique commentary written 21 years later!


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