Xerox GUI on a PC???

From: David Vohs <>
Date: Wed Nov 3 23:39:43 2004

Hmmm... I don't think I can help you in that respect Curt. However, I
know that there was an actual program that Xerox sold in the late 80's
that brought virtually the same interface to the PC. As you can guess,
It was a flop & even then, if it had been successful, Micro$oft would
have wound up crushing them anyway.

Try looking for something called the "Elixir Desktop". You just might
find something interesting.

On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 02:58:10 +0000, said:
> Is there a PD program that can be downloaded to run a PC to give it the
> look & feel of the original Xerox Altos or Star 8010 ???
> Curt
David M. Vohs
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