forward thinking about the UI

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Nov 24 04:22:04 GMT 2009

Michael Haney wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 7:46 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at> wrote:
>> And Windows 95 is a Bizarro-ray clone of NeXTstep. (Which also became,
>> of course, that well-known Unix interface Mac OS X.)
> I see little resembling NeXTstep in Win95.  What are you smoking and
> did you bring enough to share?  LOL
I agree - I remember NeXTstep, circa 93-94 and it was light-years ahead of 
anything Windows did.  Windows 95 was much more like OS/2. on Windows 3.1, I 
had a neat Program Manager replacement that looked like OS/2 (which is what 
I was using at work, at the time).  Of course, it _wasn't_ OS/2, but as a UI 
it was way better than Windows 3, and it was similar enough that I was 
comfortable switching between my OS/2 desktop at work and my Win3 one at 

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