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Released on 22nd July 1997 by Apple Link points to external site.

Interface name: Platinum

Jan 95System 7.5

22 Jul 97 Mac OS 8.0 (39 screenshots)
Jan 98 Mac OS 8.1
15 Oct 98 Mac OS 8.5
7 Dec 98 Mac OS 8.5.1
5 May 99 Mac OS 8.6

23 Oct 99Mac OS 9
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“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003

Mac OS 8.1 screenshots Link points to external site from Nathan Lineback
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Desktop with applications in Mac OS 8.0
Mac OS 8.0
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7 magazine ads, including:

An advertisement of Mac OS 8.0

A sceond part of Mac OS Report, this one explaining the future of Mac OS 8.0
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Apple Lisa interface initially supported scrollbar boxes that were proportional to the displayed portion of the window, but the designers abandoned this idea, fearing that users will have problems understanding it properly. It took years for the idea to resurface; proportional scroll boxes appeared in Mac OS 8 in 1998, and also earlier in Windows 95.

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