1472Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM Computer Identification and first computing job
- Oct 5, 2005billdeg@... wrote:
> That was it, Venture Publisher. Probably the same system. Page Maker was aIt's Ventur*A* Publisher. It was just distributed by Xerox. It was
> rip off of Venture Publisher. It had been so long I forgot. If you ever come
> across a spare xerox that runs Venture publisher I would like to see it or
> trade something for it.
written by Ventura Software. Eventually Ventura was bought out by
Corel. It's Corel's competitor to Adobe (formerly Aldus) Pagemaker.
Neither was a "rip-off" of the other. Ventura ran under GEM, and
Pagemaker ran under Windows 2.0. They came out at roughly the same time.
I don't believe it ever ran on Xerox machines. It ran on GEM under DOS.
I believe the Xerox machine you're talking about was the Xerox STAR
workstation. It ran a desktop publishing software package called Viewpoint.
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