[TUHS] X, Suntools, and the like

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Mar 17 15:55:32 AEST 2017


Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:

> > The real problem is that X11 predates the "GUI desktop metaphor".
>
> The Mac proclaimed the bitmap screen interface to the world, but X11
> (and Sunview) pretty much invented the GUI desktop metaphor.

I thought all this really went back to the work at Xerox PARC. The Alto
and so on; we had a few at Georgia Tech in the mid '80s, before Suns.

Arnold


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