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1985 - Microsoft copies the Apple GUI - Windows software is developed to overlay MS-DOS and provide a more user-friendly interface
In 1985, Apple and Microsoft entered into an agreement that granted Microsoft a license to use the windows and icons of the Macintosh's GUI in the development of Windows 1.0. In exchange, Microsoft agreed to develop software for the Macintosh platform
1987 - Windows 2.0 launched - even closer to Macintosh GUI
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