CP/M User said:The Apple GUI I suppose you can say was created when Xerox
showed the future to head of the Apple Corporation what they
had. Digital Research also had this GUI (which came out a year
after the Mac) called GEM which Apple severly crippled (perhaps
it was just too darn good to be starting with something so good
so early). Windows started life a an extremely BASIC GUI & by
the time it got to Win3.x (when Apple saw an opportunity to
put a stop to) it wasn't quite that simple.
jd said:It's interesting that most people forget about the Apple Lisa (which is NOT a Macintosh) and was released in 1983. The Lisa OS had many features that Windows and the Mac OS only incorporated in the mid-late 1990's (like multi-tasking).