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Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
two articles about Xerox: “Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” and “The lab that ran away from Xerox”, and a funny essay about... the cow metaphor
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Contemporary Mac OS X has more in common with NeXTSTEP than with classic Mac OS. When it was obvious that classic Mac OS design has limitation which cannot be overcome, and after several failed internal replacement projects at Apple (including the infamous Copland), the company started looking outside. When it was almost certain that BeOS will serve as a framework for the new OS, Apple surprised everyone by buying out NeXT, Inc., and using their operating system. BeOS was allegedly too limited (it couldn’t even print!) and too expensive. OS/2 and Windows NT were also considered alternatives, as both had PowerPC versions at the time.
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Featured GUISolaris 9
Solaris 9 abandoned OpenWindows GUI and stuck with Common Desktop Environment, now in version 1.5. Even if it doesn’t at all look like anything from late 2002, it is an alternative to ubiquitous Windows and Mac OS, worth at least a glimpse.


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Featured componentDock
The infamous Dock in Mac OS X is a feature that you can either love or hate. Having its roots in NeXTSTEP, Dock features much more eye candy, while trying to combine the functions of both application launcher and switcher.


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Featured splash3ds max
Splashes for 3ds max 4.2, 5 and 6For one of the most popular 3D modelling and rendering applications, 3ds max’s (or: 3D Studio Max’s) splash screens seem very insipid and uninspiring, maybe with one small exception. Find out which one.


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