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Old 07-22-2005, 02:23 PM   #21
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Default Re: Microsoft Sues Google!

Originally Posted by technoman
Microsoft stole the GUI for Windows from Apple
Not particualarly. Xerox created the GUI. Then Apple hired some of their researchers then they pretty much stole the GUI from Xerox. At the time Apple was developing the GUI Microsoft was writing Excel for the Mac platform. So Microsoft programmers got a look at the GUI system Apple was developing so Microsoft went off and hired some of their own Xerox researchers.

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Old 07-22-2005, 08:27 PM   #22
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Microsoft stole the whole idea of a mouse and cursor from Xerox, as well.

(Kage already mentioned this. I just wanted to note the company it was taken from.)

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