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Game #453
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  GEOS 1.0    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Applications   Operating System

Rating: 8.9 (121 votes)

GEOS 1.0 box cover

GEOS 1.0 screenshot
This *EXTREMELY RARE* operating system was the first release for the IBM-PC. Previously, different versions of GEOS had done very well with the Commodore 64 and Apple 2 line. This GUI-based OS was primarily used in businesses and schools, and seldom found its way into the hands of the public. This was the very first version that was ever released for PC users. The welcome screen had three buttons, for the Appliances level, Professional level, and the DOS Room. In the first level, the user is greeted by large buttons for the calculator, Rolodex, planner, and notepad. These four apps run in full screen, and there is no multitasking or task-switching. In the Professional level, the user is exposed to all the applications, which can run in windows and multitask with one another. The screen could be filled with a background (wallpaper in Windows lingo) for some fancy decoration. The accessories included the Clock, Calculator, GeoBanner, GeoComm, GeoDex, GeoPlanner, Notepad, and Scrapbook. The major applications were GeoManager, GeoDraw, GeoWrite, and Preferences. There was also an icon for the client software to America Online. (At that time, it was the only way to connect to AOL). The user interface was Motif, and a dark cyan color scheme was used. In the DOS Room, a button for the DOS prompt was the default entry. There was a utility for creating new buttons for running other DOS applications, and there was a broad selection of icons to choose from, including both generic and branded icons. This version was later followed by versions 2.0, and New Deal School Suite '98.

Reviewed by: Death Adder
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Geoworks
Publisher: Geoworks
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Breadbox
None that we know of
System Requirements: N/A
Where to get it:
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If you like this game, try: GeoWorks Ensemble 2.0, Personal Deskmate, Tandy MS-DOS v2.11

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