Originally Posted by Headrush69
I wonder how many people that just regurgitate that Apple just stole the GUI from Xerox have actually seen Xerox Star in video or pictures and know of it's limitations in comparison to even Mac OS 1.0.
Yep, and vice versa.
The point is, people who claim that Apple licensed everything they used from Xerox, are just are wrong as those who claim that Apple ripped off everything they did from Xerox.
Originally Posted by jragosta And what was the result of that lawsuit?
The same result as Apple has had trying to prove infringement of their generic tablet design.
Xerox lost their case after a time limit ran out, and the judge had to decide using the evidence he already had. He basically ruled that Xerox could not prove that Apple was causing them harm.
Of course, the real end result of that lawsuit and the Microsoft one, is that we're now burdened with a ton of software patents, in part because copyrights turned out not to be enough of a weapon to stop others from using the same ideas.