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    My first personal computer was an Apple Lisa. For decades, in different jobs, I had a Mac at home and a PC at work, usually. Sometimes lucky enough to work for companies that used Macs.

    I am about to embark on installing VMWare Fusion and Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro this week...

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    Hello and welcome. A Lisa -- using that must have been a trip.

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    Apple Lisa... the first desktop GUI... yes, it was cool. I used it from 1984-1987 and donated it to a computer museum in 1990.

    Update:

    The Lisa had 1MB of RAM and a multitasking OS. That was unheard of in 1984. It took 5 years for the Mac to catch up with the Lisa.

    The "bouncing balls" demo with several overlapping windows all running at the same time is what sold me on the Lisa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoFan49 View Post
    Apple Lisa... the first desktop GUI... yes, it was cool. I used it from 1984-1987 and donated it to a computer museum in 1990.

    Update:

    The Lisa had 1MB of RAM and a multitasking OS. That was unheard of in 1984. It took 5 years for the Mac to catch up with the Lisa.

    The "bouncing balls" demo with several overlapping windows all running at the same time is what sold me on the Lisa.
    Regarding the price, was there a bit of sticker shock with the initial investment in that Lisa?

    What was office productivity like on that machine?

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    My friends dad bought a Lisa when they first came out. I was beyond impressed as before that GUI's were not very interesting. He saw the Lisa was going to be dropped and sold it and bought a Plus later. That was my introduction to Apple and the Mac.

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