[vcf-midatlantic] Xerox Wildflowers - Dandelions and Daybreaks

Dean Notarnicola dean.notarnicola at vcfed.org
Mon Aug 17 15:07:14 EDT 2020


Turns out it was Altos. The Star was the commercialized successor to the
Alto.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 10:08 AM Andrew Diller <dillera at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I know DavidG has done some amazing work (along with other members) on
> > VCF's 8010 (*Dandelion)*... And strangely enough the same day (yesterday)
> > someone on the SGI Discord I frequent posted this amazing video, which I
> > thought I'd share to interested people here:
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Dlr5rY9SI
> >
> > Of a Daybreak (*Xerox 6085)* booting up into ViewPoint 2.0 and using the
> > apps. VCF also has a Daybreak which would be great to get fully
> functional
> > again as well.
> >
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Daybreak
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Star
> >
> >
> > I'm not sure of the dates, but do people know if the Xerox Star would
> have
> > been the system that Jobs and the Apple team viewed at Xerox back when
> they
> > had their infamous visits? Or were those Altos?
> >
>
> I wonder if the book "Dealers of Lightning" has any details about this.
>
>
> >
> >
> > -andy
> >
> >
>
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