Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer - GEOS

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  1. Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer

    Pat wrote:

    > The main GEOS GUI is close to motif


    Correction! It is more than close to motif, it is the "real thing", a GEOS
    version of the Motif UI, with the registered trademark from the Motif group.
    I don't know what relations Geoworks had to the Motif group, if they paid
    royalties or if it was a member of it. It is definitly not a look-a-like
    as you state. It is simple to check, for those who still owns a GEOS version.
    Just go into the system directory and scroll down to the motif icon.

    >and the other one is supposed to be a clone of Windows, sort of. The current

    Windows GUI is fine.

    Yep, and the Windows GUI is basically a clone of the Zoomer interface, in
    which Microsoft did not do much to conceal in the very first alfa of "Chicago",
    even the start button was called Express. For some legal? reason Microsoft
    changed that to "Start". Then Newdeal/Myturn/Breadbox made a clone of the
    Windows GUI. To be 100% correct, Edward di Geronimo and Gene Anderson did
    the latest rewrite of it, which is now a part of Breadbox Ensemble.

    > Anyone who has a
    > problem with it is just jealous of how good it is or clueless.


    No need to feel jealous.Many good things come out of GEOS, even the Windows
    GUI.

    BR,
    Hans

    >
    > "hyubso" wrote in message
    > news:3F3D7231.2070900@prodigy.net...
    > > can't goes make use of the NTFS???
    > >
    > >
    > > keep NTFS and replace the the windows graphical environment with GEOS
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Pat wrote:
    > > >>windows directory structure vs. geos directory structure
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Hyusbo,
    > > >
    > > > I would take NTFS robustness any day over FAT(Fill in the blank),

    which
    > is
    > > > vulnerable and of an old design. All GEOS does is stick with a 20

    year
    > old
    > > > design. It never changed, and it never will change. I'm guess there

    are
    > 83
    > > > people in the world who still use frequently.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >
    >


  2. Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer

    "Hans Lindgren" wrote in message
    news:NewsReader.1.0.20038166106022976@news1.telia. com...
    > Pat wrote:
    >
    > > The main GEOS GUI is close to motif

    >
    > Correction! It is more than close to motif, it is the "real thing", a GEOS
    > version of the Motif UI, with the registered trademark from the Motif

    group.
    > I don't know what relations Geoworks had to the Motif group, if they paid
    > royalties or if it was a member of it. It is definitly not a look-a-like
    > as you state. It is simple to check, for those who still owns a GEOS

    version.
    > Just go into the system directory and scroll down to the motif icon.


    I talked with Brian Dougherty after he had demoed the Motif UI and Open Look
    UI, as well as the IBM CUA-3 UI. At the time, Brian was hoping to cut a deal
    with IBM for a GEOS version on the IBM PC Jr. Due to the limited resources
    that GEOS had, at the time, I believe they went with a subset of Motif,
    which was intended for Unix workstations.

    > Yep, and the Windows GUI is basically a clone of the Zoomer interface, in
    > which Microsoft did not do much to conceal in the very first alfa of

    "Chicago",
    > even the start button was called Express. For some legal? reason Microsoft
    > changed that to "Start". Then Newdeal/Myturn/Breadbox made a clone of the
    > Windows GUI. To be 100% correct, Edward di Geronimo and Gene Anderson did
    > the latest rewrite of it, which is now a part of Breadbox Ensemble.


    Dream on.

    > >
    > > "hyubso" wrote in message
    > > news:3F3D7231.2070900@prodigy.net...
    > > > can't goes make use of the NTFS???
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > keep NTFS and replace the the windows graphical environment with GEOS
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Pat wrote:
    > > > >>windows directory structure vs. geos directory structure
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Hyusbo,
    > > > >
    > > > > I would take NTFS robustness any day over FAT(Fill in the blank),

    > which
    > > is
    > > > > vulnerable and of an old design. All GEOS does is stick with a 20

    > year
    > > old
    > > > > design. It never changed, and it never will change. I'm guess there

    > are
    > > 83
    > > > > people in the world who still use frequently.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >
    > >




  3. Re: known bug in sun's ensemble installer


    Pat wrote:
    > "Hans Lindgren" wrote in message
    > news:NewsReader.1.0.20038166106022976@news1.telia. com...
    > > Pat wrote:
    > >
    > > > The main GEOS GUI is close to motif

    > >
    > > Correction! It is more than close to motif, it is the "real thing",

    a GEOS
    > > version of the Motif UI, with the registered trademark from the Motif

    > group.
    > > I don't know what relations Geoworks had to the Motif group, if they

    paid
    > > royalties or if it was a member of it. It is definitly not a look-a-like
    > > as you state. It is simple to check, for those who still owns a GEOS

    > version.
    > > Just go into the system directory and scroll down to the motif icon.

    >
    > I talked with Brian Dougherty after he had demoed the Motif UI and Open

    Look
    > UI, as well as the IBM CUA-3 UI. At the time, Brian was hoping to cut

    a deal
    > with IBM for a GEOS version on the IBM PC Jr. Due to the limited resources
    > that GEOS had, at the time, I believe they went with a subset of Motif,
    > which was intended for Unix workstations.
    >
    > > Yep, and the Windows GUI is basically a clone of the Zoomer interface,

    in
    > > which Microsoft did not do much to conceal in the very first alfa of

    > "Chicago",
    > > even the start button was called Express. For some legal? reason Microsoft
    > > changed that to "Start". Then Newdeal/Myturn/Breadbox made a clone of

    the
    > > Windows GUI. To be 100% correct, Edward di Geronimo and Gene Anderson

    did
    > > the latest rewrite of it, which is now a part of Breadbox Ensemble.

    >
    > Dream on.
    >
    > > >
    > > > "hyubso" wrote in message
    > > > news:3F3D7231.2070900@prodigy.net...
    > > > > can't goes make use of the NTFS???
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > keep NTFS and replace the the windows graphical environment with

    GEOS
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Pat wrote:
    > > > > >>windows directory structure vs. geos directory structure
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > > Hyusbo,
    > > > > >
    > > > > > I would take NTFS robustness any day over FAT(Fill in the blank),

    > > which
    > > > is
    > > > > > vulnerable and of an old design. All GEOS does is stick with a

    20
    > > year
    > > > old
    > > > > > design. It never changed, and it never will change. I'm guess

    there
    > > are
    > > > 83
    > > > > > people in the world who still use frequently.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    >


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