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JOBS STOPS DEVELOPMENT OF INTERFACE SIMILAR TO NEXTSTEP

Steve Jobs has reportedly ordered software developer Rick Scherle to stop work on an interface for the Apple Computer Macintosh which appears similar to one on Jobs’ NeXT workstations: Scherle designed an interface similar to NeXTStep and called it Browser; it displays files, enables users to launch applications and open folders, but displays the information in vertical columns starting on the left with the root directory; he put the thing into the public domain on a Berkeley Macintosh user group bulletin board and soon got the call from Jobs, so he is now working on one that will be a bit different.

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