VectorLinux

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Visit our home page for VL info. For support and documentation, visit the Vector Linux Knowledge Center or search the Knowledge Center and this Forum using the search box above.

Author Topic: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009  (Read 2018 times)

hata_ph

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 3261
  • -- Just being myself --
Logged

M0E-lnx

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 3250
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 05:43:07 am »

WoW... It's amazing how much competition MS has in late history, compared to 20+ years ago.

rbistolfi

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 2314
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 08:15:12 am »

I am always amazed when I see that MS Windows had a tiling wm for 1.0. I have read somewhere that floating windows were copyrighted by Apple, dunno if it is true. I wonder why they changed that, its a killer feature ;D
Logged
"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!

kidd

  • Packager
  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 682
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 08:22:38 am »

Apple took the idea of floating windows when steve jobs went to XEROX PARC and saw the smalltalk GUI interface.

After that, MS took it from Apple.



dawnsboy

  • Vectorite
  • ***
  • Posts: 135
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 09:28:16 am »

I once had a PC built by Commodore with DOS OS and I installed Windows 1.0 on it.  GEOS on the C-64 and C-128 were my first "desktop" environment.  Other than that I was only accustomed to something like ">_" on pc's so Windows 1.0 was my first desktop environment for the PC.  I remember thinking at the time that it was a nice toy but DOS was for actual computing.
Logged
Custom Mini-Itx - VL6.0 Light

nitehawk

  • Vectorite
  • ***
  • Posts: 155
  • Just me.
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2009, 10:15:41 am »

On my 286 pc (1mb ram,...10mb hard drive !!!)...I loved to run a dos shell (I "borrowed" from work) that was
called "PC-Tools 7"........
It was loaded with all kinds of dos menus, applications, and utilities,..and even had a little screensaver with colored, bouncing balls!  I threw the screensaver "Dazzle" on it,...and thought that was the ultimate!  Heavens,...I could play all kinds of little dos games off of floppies on it (remember when games could come on only ONE floppy?)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2009, 01:53:23 pm by nitehawk »
Logged

M0E-lnx

  • Administrator
  • Vectorian
  • *****
  • Posts: 3250
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 11:15:42 am »

Ahhhhhh... the fun days.

Lyn

  • Vectorian
  • ****
  • Posts: 670
Re: Operating System Interface Design Between 1981-2009
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 12:02:26 am »

Mmmm didn't mention GEM - which was good at the time.   I can remember a friend using Amiga Workbench as a gui and being impressed with it at the time.
Logged