Yes, value for money always needs to be considered. A big step up from the command line interface of the early 80's that's for sure. Getting to know these systems in more detail reveal just how far Microsoft was behind with MS-DOS in the mid-late 80s. I'm wondering in part whether it was because MS-DOS was a victim of it's own success? Microsoft did have Windows 2.0 in 1987 which had overlapping Windows but no one bothered to write applications for it. People seemed to get along with MS-DOS. Or was it just because it was extremely clunky essentially being just a shell over MS-DOS? Or was it the Intel chips were just not up to it until fast 386 CPUs were available?
I don't know as I haven't researched it, but I have been surprised that almost every popular machine EXCEPT PC and clones had a GUI by 1987 or so.
caluser2000 wrote:...I suspect it was more to do with users being more use to cli (or we're stuck with it -640k- so let's make the most of it)than this new fangled gooey pointy clicky stuff.
tezza wrote:A Youtube look at my two baby Macs, for those who might be interested. The SE/30 and Classic II
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