[TUHS] X, Suntools, and the like
downing.nick at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 09:32:39 AEST 2017
There was a dude who came to our school in Melbourne Australia from the
United States, I would have been 13 so that makes it 1988. We had C64s and
this American dude loaded GEOS onto one and started using it for a bit of
stuff. We were flabbergasted as we didn't think the C64 was capable more
than just Logo or a few games, I think we might have had some terrible CBM
wordprocessor but GEOS kicked the pants off it. Sadly by this time we were
getting PC based and there was also a Mac 512k in head teacher's office
that you could use with permission. So it was not more than a novelty but I
still think that GEOS is an amazing bit of kit.
On Mar 19, 2017 10:05 AM, "Steffen Nurpmeso" <steffen at sdaoden.eu> wrote:
> Andy Kosela <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:
> |On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Steffen Nurpmeso <steffen at sdaoden.eu[/1]>
> |Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca[/2]> wrote:
> | |> On Mar 17, 2017, at 3:58 PM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com[/3]>
> | |Doh! It just strikes me that the term I have been missing is "window \
> | |manager." Early Macs, Windows, Oberon, etc., were window managers.
> |  mailto:steffen at sdaoden.eu
> |Not to forget GEOS on Commodore 64, years before Windows.
> |Actually it was not "years before Windows". Windows 1.0 was released in
> |1985, while GEOS for Commodore 64 in 1986. If we are talking about early
> That is Wikipedia, but i bet i was not more than a quarter of
> a year. In fact i am a bit surprised, my parents divorced when
> i was fourteen, and i really can remember myself using GEOS
> proper. And then, this was all in 8-bit, 64 KB, 1 MHz! However
> they did that! With paint program, write program..
> |"window managers" I think it is desirable to also mention early text mode
> |window managers like PathMinder which was released before Windows, in
> Ya, hm, i surely was a books rat at that time.
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