August 8, 2009

Bell Lab‘s Blit Windowing System

(video no longer available)

Blit, an early Unix-based multitasking windowing system demo from Bell Labs, a precursor to the X Window System. X11 didn’t look much different ten years later, and true multitasking and multi-user systems have only recently filtered into the Mac and Microsoft Windows worlds. Not bad for 1982.

(Via 5cience)