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Windows 95 == Mac '89
Authored by: rcsteiner on Friday, August 03 2012 @ 05:55 PM EDT
Well, Win95 window decorations and behavior (and keyboard behavior) more closely
followed IBM's CUA standards than Apple's, and an argument could be made that
PC/GEOS was a lot closer to Win95 than the Mac. Certainly OS/2's WorkPlace
Shell was an influence, though it was a functional superset.

Drag-and-drop desktops exists even for Windows 2.1 if you were willing to look
at shareware, and it's possible MS was aware of them as well. I used Aporia for
a while on 2.1, 3.0, and 3.1 before that company reorganized and released
WinTools, and it was quite slick for the time.

---
-Rich Steiner >>>---> Mableton, GA USA
The Theorem Theorem: If If, Then Then.

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Windows 95 == Mac '89
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, August 04 2012 @ 01:57 AM EDT
> Remember your history.

MS had already been dragged thru the courts over look and feel,
they would by W95 be taking some care not to copy too closely...

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