In Pictures: A visual history of OS desktop environments

A trip down memory lane, tracing major milestones in the evolution of the desktop environment.

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Apple Mac System 1 January 24, 1984 – Just over one year after Apple came out with an advanced, multitasking, graphical desktop computer...it decided to come out with a cheaper computer. So Apple created the Mac System Software, an operating system that looked roughly like that of the Lisa. It only lacked some of the more cutting-edge features, like multitasking. But it did have sound. Which was cool.

Fun Fact: The very first public release did not have an “About Box.” This was added with the first .”1” release a few months later.

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