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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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BeOS was initially available only on a dedicated machine called BeBox. PowerMac and Intel releases followed, with R3 being the first Intel version (quickly replaced by R3.1). This is similar to NeXTSTEP, which started on NeXT computers. The first version of Intel processors was also 3.0.
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Featured GUIArthurOS 1.2
Since in 1987 RISC OS was still not ready for prime time, and the new Acorn Archimedes machines were about to ship, ArthurOS was written as a temporary replacement. As you can imagine, it was pretty limited, but already introduced several concepts that survived in RISC OS for many years – for example the icon bar at the bottom of the screen (by many considered the inspiration for taskbar in Windows 95) and pop-up menus invoked by pressing the middle mouse button.


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Featured componentCalculator
The whole calculator for Commodore 64 GEOS takes the same amount of space as just three and a half buttons for Solaris 9’s calculator. Are these David and Goliath of GUI adding machines? Find out for yourself.


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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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