There is a brief mention of it being Microsoft, in the Movie "Jobs". Desktop (Graphical Environment Manager) was dubbed by many to be a "Direct Copy" of the Apple Macintosh User Interface while implementing many features from the earlier Apple Lisa as well. Apple ensued a lawsuit against Digital Research Inc. Makers of GEM Desktop over the overall "look and feel" of the graphical user interface of "GEM Desktop" which eventually led to the Apple appeasing "Gem 2" Interface with certain features removed such as the almost identical trash can and the option to move drive icons on to your desktop.
These and many other features were never re-implemented in future releases. Most of the Original first editions like this one were destroyed or bought back by DRI due to the pending lawsuit by Apple and it is extremely rare to find one still sealed like this one of a kind GEM, no pun intended! Apple would later go on to file lawsuit against Microsoft and other companies for very similar reasons mostly to loose suit. These and many other reasons make this Version an Extremely Rare and Collectible Part of Personal Computer History! Software Is Still Factory Sealed In the Original Shrink wrap With Original Price Tags & Light Shelf Wear!
Has a 2 Small openings along the bottom edge seal, 1 small opening on the right side of the seal and a tear around part of the B'Dalton Price Sticker. Has impressions on cover and throughout due to disks and other items inside being factory sealed for over 30 years. Some Small Specks of debris on or under the Shrinkwrap (mostly on back) Average to Light outer shelf, edge wear and fading For It's Age!Surprisingly, the seal around the ring binder edge is intact! In Great Condition for It's Vintage!
Serious Buyers & Collectors Only Please! Someday This Will Be An Artifact From The Beginning of One of The Most Important. Times In Computer & Technology History!! Due To It's Sealed And Vintage Nature! Check Out My Other Amazing Items!!
Sellers: Add a FREE map to your listings. The item "GEM Desktop 1.0, Digital Research, IBM Holy Grail! Apple VS DRI" is in sale since Thursday, June 23, 2016.
This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Manuals & Merchandise". The seller is "shotimes" and is located in Watertown, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.