mzry wrote:That was quite interesting reading. It seems that if digital research had won the lawsuit vs apple we may have been using Gem instead of Windows today. It's a shame since the concept and understanding of GUIs were so new back then, basic things like drop down menus could be patented, which today is utterly absurd. Although if digital research were a bit more creative they could have developed a bottom task bar and an in-window menu system to combat the apple lawsuit rather than destroying their product.
DR lost when they couldn't make a deal with IBM to supply the operating system for the new PC...
nativ wrote:I suppose MagiC! was a sort of port of the platform .. available on PC and Mac
there was GEMulator as well, which had an Atari ROM board on a PCI card for PC
tzok wrote:TOS was unique to Atari, but its user interface, GEM, did exist in a PC version (actually Atari have ported it from PC). TOS is a mix of CP/M and DOS. Initially Atari wanted to use GEM on CP/M 68k.
mzry wrote:That was quite interesting reading. It seems that if digital research had won the lawsuit vs apple we may have been using Gem instead of Windows today.
penguin wrote:GEMulator: Emulator, with TOS-ROM board for legal reasons.
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