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Old 02-23-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Icon Bar/Task Bar: Who Was First?

It's been claimed that the Acorn Archimedes Arthur OS (released in 1987) was the first to implement what was later to become known to the general public as the task bar.

However, screenshots of Windows 1.0 (released in 1985) show a suspiciously task bar looking strip along the bottom of the GUI, sometimes with icons in.

So... Was it Acorn or MS who invented the task bar? Or were the icon bar and task bar two completely different things?

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