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Old April 2nd, 2010, 02:50 PM   #22110 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by s34n1811 View Post
Hey dude I'm no Microsoft fanboy but you gotta tell the whole story here .... because Jobs and Gates were/are both some thieves. Apple stole the GUI from Xerox (later they payed Xerox 100 mill for it) and Microsoft stole it from Apple. So the only innocent party involved is Xerox. BTW, this is a great movie Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) (TV)
Ooh, uh, yeah. I'm going to have to go ahead and sort of disagree with
you there.

Steve Jobs was INVITED to visit the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (after buying Xerox stock) in December 1979. Adele Goldberg (the founder of PARC Place Systems) and her colleagues SHOWED the Jobs and the Apple programmers an Alto machine running a graphical user interface. Adele had a big argument with the Xerox executives beforehand telling them that they were about to "GIVE AWAY the kitchen sink" and she said that she would only do it if she was ordered to do it cause then of course it would be their responsibility, and that's what they (Xerox) did.

Microsoft copied the GUI OS concept from Apple after developing applications for the then newly released Macintosh.
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