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Old 10-25-2021, 11:46 AM   #31
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Jobs offered stock in Apple to Xerox om exchange for the GUI software and Xerox accepted, good deal financially for both.
Thanks, I appreciate having my misconceptions disspelled.

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Old 10-25-2021, 01:20 PM   #32
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--- wrong thread ---

Edit: Accidental posting. Ignore me.

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Old 10-26-2021, 06:26 PM   #33
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Please, let us remind ourselves that, long after folks like "Steve Jobs" and "Xerox" realized the importance of "GUIs," the only thing that remained, at that point, was: "a single desktop." Well, when the issue of "remoteness" began to show its ugly head, different teams did different things.

Apparently, "the Unix (thus: Linux) teams" had already hit upon the idea of "client/server." That the user-side client would be able to re-create the necessary graphics upon orders by the server. Well, the Windows teams instead resorted to "bitmaps."
 
Old 10-26-2021, 06:57 PM   #34
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Well, the Windows teams instead resorted to "bitmaps."
Yeah, but that's coming from the same folks who put an unstable GUI on top of 16 bit DOS and caused millions of students to lose their homework between 1995 and 2001.

I still bear the scars. Millennials laugh at me for clicking "save" so often.

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Old 10-27-2021, 01:35 AM   #35
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I still bear the scars. Millennials laugh at me for clicking "save" so often.
I had highlighted the F5 key with a permanent marker!
 
Old 10-27-2021, 09:12 AM   #36
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Millennials laugh at me for clicking "save" so often.
So tempting; and since my thread has already outlived its original topic and is in non-NIX...

They laugh at you? And?

I would laugh at millennials, except that they're not funny.
 
Old 11-19-2021, 03:43 AM   #37
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The Taskbar being in the middle. We already were able to do that. Weather in the TaskBar. I have seen someone do that in Arch Linux.
 
Old 11-19-2021, 08:50 AM   #38
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I don't want to rant, but, isn't copying someone _else's_ ideas and making money off it, called intellectual property theft in the US ?
 
Old 11-19-2021, 11:51 AM   #39
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Oh, Steve Jobs many times derisively said that "Windows just copied the Macintosh." But the reality is that no one has an exclusive on a good idea.

Each development team, faced with the same problem, chose a different solution ... and then, actually made it work for many millions of people. So it goes.

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Old 11-19-2021, 12:14 PM   #40
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[QUOTE=sundialsvcs;6302725]Oh, Steve Jobs many times derisively said that "Windows just copied the Macintosh."

He usually included the observation that M$ couldn't even copy either well or quickly.
 
  


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