A nifty demo

From: Max Eskin <kurtkilg_at_geocities.com>
Date: Mon Dec 14 17:16:26 1998

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998 Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de wrote:
> I think they have been insirated by the Star like anyone
> else, but the Ventura design is more to the direction
> of a single programm and of course made to fit GEM (or
> did DR made GEM to fit the Publisher ?). GEM itself

I think GEM was made first and Publisher was the only really big app for
it. I have a couple of boxes of Ventura and GEM as well over here. The
filemanager is worse than on a macintosh (actually, it's worse than the
MS-DOS shell, IMHO). The graphics have no refined quality to them, they
look like a screensaver that draws boxes with random coordinates :)
Were GEM and Lisa the first non-Xerox GUI projects, or was there some kind
of weird little company that made a perfect gui but vanished into thin

> was like the Mac a downsized (and crushed) version of
> the Star (I still belive all 'modern' GUI systems are
> just the mouse interface but noone took the desktop :( ).
> Maybe with an exception of the OS/2 desktop (Althrough
> still a GUI, it includes a lot more OO than most other).

What about NeXT? That's _supposed_ to be OO...
Is there any way I could find out more in-depth about what the UI was
like? This sounds like an interesting machine. What exactly is meant by an
OO desktop? What about the Amiga? I've heard many people who've used it
say the same thing about it as you're saying about the Xerox machines, and
yet I have the feeling you won't agree.
> Gruss
> Hans

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Received on Mon Dec 14 1998 - 17:16:26 GMT

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