Xerox Star

Early GUI-based computer workstation from Xerox / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Xerox Star workstation, officially named Xerox 8010 Information System, is the first commercial personal computer to incorporate technologies that have since become standard in personal computers, including a bitmapped display, a window-based graphical user interface, icons, folders, mouse (two-button), Ethernet networking, file servers, print servers, and e-mail.[2][3]

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Xerox Star workstation
Xerox Star 8010
Also known asXerox 8010 Information System
Product family8000-series
Release date1981; 42 years ago (1981)
Introductory price$16,595[1] (equivalent to $53,420 in 2022)
Operating systemPilot
CPUAMD Am2900 based
Memory384 KB, expandable to 1.5 MB
Storage10, 29, or 40 MB hard drive and 8" floppy drive
Display17 inch
Graphics1024×808 pixels @ 38.7 Hz
PredecessorXerox Alto
SuccessorXerox Daybreak (ViewPoint; Xerox 6085)

Introduced by Xerox Corporation on April 27, 1981, the name Star technically refers only to the software sold with the system for the office automation market. The 8010 workstations were also sold with software based on the programming languages Lisp and Smalltalk for the smaller research and software development market.