3099Re: [wpmac] Re: New user?
- Jul 11, 2006John Rethorst wrote:
>Those folks interested in the history of software development may wish
> Hardware then improved to a point that supported better
> works programs, and Beagle came along with BeagleWorks. It
> was later bought by WordPerfect and renamed WordPerfect
> Works. Reviewers gave its word processing module the best
> grade, but it was buggy.
> Symantec released GreatWorks, with an especially good
> outliner for the program genre, and Claris released
> ClarisWorks, with the best-reviewed spreadsheet of the lot.
> As you know, Claris won.
to visit http://www-swiss.ai.mit.edu/~bob/clarisworks.php - a history of
the development of ClarisWorks by one of its authors.
An interesting note to me (a former Apple IIGS enthusiast), was that
most of the ClarisWorks team originated from StyleWare, which had been
working on GSWorks (later AppleWorks GS from Claris) and that Beagle
Bros ended up with the code to StyleWare's TopDraw and MultiScribe GS
(sold as BeagleDraw and BeagleWrite, respectively).
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