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Released in 1981 by Xerox Link points to external site.

81 Xerox 8010 Star

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“Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” from Fortune 1981
“Designing the Star User Interface” from Byte 1982
“The Star user interface: an overview” from proceedings of AFIPS 1982
“A retrospective on the development of Star” from from proceedings of ICSE 1982
“Human factors testing in the design of Xerox’s 8010 ‘Star’ office workstation” from CHI ‘83 Conference Proceedings
“The lab that ran away from Xerox” from Fortune 1983
“The desktop environment” from Personal Computing 1984
“The Xerox Star: A retrospective” from IEEE Computer 1989
“Of mice and menus: Designing the user-friendly interface” from IEEE Spectrum 1989
“Whatever happened to the Lisa?” from PC Magazine
“Hands across the screen” by Alan Dix, 1997
“One thousand square pixels of canvas” by Marcin Wichary, 2003
“Interview with Nathan Lineback” by Marcin Wichary, 2005

Xerox Star entry Link points to external site from Wikipedia
Xerox Star screenshots Link points to external site from Nathan Lineback

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Apple Lisa was the first commercial personal computer to be operated by a graphical user interface. Xerox Alto, the first GUI-based computer from the ’70s, was a research project, while Xerox Star and PERQ, both predating Lisa, were technically workstations.

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