VisiOn Graphical User Interface System
screen shot was excerpted from the article: “The
New Generation of Human-Engineered Software” by Gregg Williams, from
Byte 4/1983. (reproduced courtesy Marcin Wichary). VisiOn developed by
VisiCorp, creator of the groundbreaking VisiCalc spreadsheet applicaion
was one of the first windowing applications to run on standard IBM PCs
and compatibles and supported the use of a mouse. Introduced after the
Xerox Star 8010 and
the Lisa from Apple,
and just before other windowing application shells like GEM
or Windows 1.0, VisiOn
for a brief time was a possible path for introducing a graphical user
interface to the DOS world.
Digital Research's GEM
Microsoft's Windows 1.0
The Apple Lisa
DigiBarn's Xerox Star 8010 workstions
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