Lisa's scores

From: Jeff Kaneko <>
Date: Thu Jun 26 16:16:45 1997

> > Question for any Alto owners - was the original Xerox GUI machine just as
> > slow?
> Saw one on TV once, but I'm not sure what the Alto's processor was. But
> as I recall, it's GUI wasn't as flashy.

I think my wife used one when she started working for UCLA in the mid
'80s. It was a huge tower cabinet sitting on the floor, with a
colossal 21" monochrome crt and laser printer/copier. Window / mouse
action response was a tad lethargic, as I remember.

Someone later told me that Xerox used their own cpu, specially
designed for this kind of work: It was caled the MESA cpu.

Received on Thu Jun 26 1997 - 16:16:45 BST

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