The good old days of Windows

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by JW8725, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

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    Notice they have a Classic Mac shoved in the corner. I reckon they used that as a standard to copy the OS from. Nice smile Bill...NOT!

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  2. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    I think this image has been posted on macrumors some time ago. too bad macrumors doesn't have an image search
     
  3. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I read it somewhere that said in the early days, both Windows & Macintosh did copy from Xerox.
     
  4. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Yah I posted it. Along with....
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    Kinda wants to make you gag doesn't it? :D
     

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  5. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Apple based their UI loosely on the designs from Xerox Parc. Its said that Apple had the GUI well under way when they visited Xerox. That may be true but I believe that they weren’t influenced by that trip as far as I can throw Apple’s campus. If nothing else the mouse certainly came from them though. And Microsoft in turn jacked it from Apple in a more direct, and blatantly obvious, manner.
     
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    I don't understand what Bill or the photographer was trying to accomplish with these photos? Maybe with an explanation and a bit of context, we could laugh even harder. :p
     
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  9. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, your avatar looks familiar. I think someone has the same tar as you. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Spock macrumors 68000

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    I like how small the Macintosh looks next to that old IBM.
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    No matter how many times it's posted, I can never get enough of those pics of that sexy beast. Yum.

    *** runs off, retching ***
     
  12. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Of course those pictures aren't nearly as satisfying as...

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  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    what's he getting done for there?
     
  14. zap2 macrumors 604

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    stealing:p soemthing bill is good at:D
     
  15. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Wasn't some kind of DUI incident?
     
  16. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    m00p

    Speeding, I THINK, at least something driving related, but don't think it was DUI, and he didn't have a license.
     
  17. XNine macrumors 68040

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    That guy has ALWAYS looked like a lame-ass, hasn't he? Even when the style was shaggy hair and sweaters, he looked like someone who got the **** kicked out of him every day.
     
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    Not to sound very offensive, but most programmers I've known always look messy & shagged somehow and yet they are technically-genius. ;)
     
  20. Lacero macrumors 604

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    This image cracks me up. Why I am not a billionaire today. ARgh!!!

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  21. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    The reason I could think of is that you were prettier then. :p
     
  22. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I hate these old pictures of Gates...he's sitting there taunting me.

    BG: "Ha, see how stupid I look - and yet I still made billions by stealing other people's good ideas!"

    Karma, Bill. Karma. You just wait.
     
  23. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    According to Steve Wozniak:

    Steve Jobs made the case to Xerox PARC execs directly that they had great technology but that Apple knew how to make it affordable enough to change the world. This was very open. In the end, Xerox got a large block of Apple stock for sharing the technology. That's not stealing outright.
     
  24. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Well, here's how Jobs and Wozniak looked at about the same time:
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  25. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    We can joke about the old days comparing out hairstyles to them, but not they groom themselves much better now.

    Plus it's probably time to compare your homes to theirs, and laugh. ;) :D

    The Bill Gates home ....

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    Paul Allen ....

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    Steve Ballmer ....

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    Michael Dell ....

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    Larry Ellison ....

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