[TUHS] Classic Unix workstation GUIs

Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com
Wed Aug 22 00:25:12 AEST 2012

Ug.  I used them.  Hated them.  Best thing I ever did was port the 
C compiler from the Apollos to Sun.  Way faster.

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 09:46:29AM -0400, William von Hagen wrote:
> Though Apollos were much more Unix-like than actual Unix, the DM
> environment (display manager?) on Apollo Aegis,  Domain/IX, and
> Domain/OS workstations was pretty interesting, most notably for the
> sophisticated interaction between the command-line and GUI. The DM was a
> lot like the Moxie carbonated beverage - you either liked it or you
> really wanted to spit it out. Apollo systems also ran various versions
> of the X Window system, but the unique stuff was in the DM.
> Site such as Toastytech's GUI Timeline
> (http://toastytech.com/guis/guitimeline.html) and Typewritten Software's
> Retrotechnology Media page (http://www.typewritten.org/Media/) have many
> screen shots of old GUIs and apps, many on Unix or Unix-like systems.
>   Bill
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