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So who made it first???


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Hey. I was thinking about what computer was first made. I looked on different sites but they were all differnt. So yeah, dwas the first computer mac or windows? If it was mac, then wouldn't windows be made on a mac? Or is it the opposite?? I don't get it....
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Here's a list.... and it wasn't Apple or IBM.

http://www.blinkenlights.com/pc.shtml
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Thanks for sharing. :cool:

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Interesting... thanks for that!
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Before Windows, there have been a lot of different computer brands, with different operating systems...Windows is only recent computer history, and came long after the Lisa (predecessor of the Mac).
There were systems using a graphical user interface before Windows. When the Atari ST, the Commodore Amiga or the first Mac came out (all being GUI-based), PC users back then still mainly used MS DOS, which was only a command line interface.

Google around a bit about computer history, and you will see that, allthough Microsoft is number one today, there has been a computer world before that aera... :cool:
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Xerox is where Gates got the idea for DOS is memory serves me correctly

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The ancestor of MS DOS is CP/M, which Gates bought, but not from Xerox.
Xerox is the inventor of the graphical user interface, on which all early GUI systems are based.

Just for the record: MS DOS isn't MS Windows, and vice versa...

It seems that there are lots of people here that are too young to know much about the pre-Windows aera... gee, makes me feel so old... neye:
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What about the Eniac? or the Mark V? Mark V was 1945. before the one on the other web site.
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more here:
http://www.computerhistory.org/

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during Windows and MAc os... where was Sun Microsystems in all of this? and UNIX?
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Those are some ugly machines. Thanks for that link. I will check it out later. Looks kinda cool!!!
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