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Lisa Office SystemLisa Office System

The first commercial personal computer GUI.

Available from 1983 to 1984. Developed by Apple Link points to external site.

Timeline
1979 The Lisa project begins
1980 Lisa project changes directions, including many features from Xerox Alto
1983 Lisa Office System 1 (12 screenshots)
Lisa Office System 2
1984 Lisa Office System 7/7 3 (18 screenshots)
1985 Macintosh XL (Lisa) is discontinued
Detailed timeline

Articles
37 articles, starting with:
“Lisa user interface standards” from 1980
“The new generation of human-engineered software” from Byte 1983
“Lisa user interface guidelines” from 1983
“Apple’s bid to stay in the big time” from Fortune 1983
“The Lisa Computer System” from Byte 1983
“Apple’s Lisa” from Personal Computer News 1983
“Lisa’s alternative operating system” from Computer Design 1983
“An interview with Wayne Rosing, Bruce Daniels, and Larry Tesler” from Byte 1983
More articles

Videos
Apple Lisa at CHI 98 from 1998
Lisa business demonstration video from Apple from 1983
Lisa interface and hardware by Toby Thain
Lisa TV ad from Apple from 1983

More information
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1
tutorial
19
posters
8
quotes
7
trivia
1
link
Spotlights

Learn more in Apple Lisa spotlight:


Featured edition
Welcome splash in Lisa OS 1.0
Lisa OS 1.0
More information

Ads
9 magazine ads, including:


Four-page LisaTerminal brochure from 1983

Four-page LisaWrite brochure from 1983

A 9-page introduction of Apple Lisa from 1983

An advertisement of Apple Lisa from 1983
More ads

Books

“The complete book of Lisa”

“Apple Lisa: A user-friendly handbook”

“Insanely great”

“Interface culture”

Copyright © 2002-2006 Marcin Wichary, unless stated otherwise.