Linux Autumn 2017 is coming, it’s starting in 3 days only. While waiting let’s take a look at one presentation of the last year.
Dmitriy Kostiuk talked about How GNU/Linux and FLOSS keeps history of graphical user interface alive. Why was this talk so special? We all have seen many talk slides, including those about the history of graphical user interfaces, with lots of screenshots. But Dmitriy’s slides did not contain only screenshots. They contained embedded live virtual machines where he presented running old and very old desktops. For those ancient desktops which predated Linux and even PC era there were emulators. Including an emulator of Xerox Alto, the historic first GUI desktop. Yes, then 43 years old software still running in 2016! Enjoy the videos below: