Claris, daughter Apple. 1987-1998

Claris has already made enough mistakes to learn how to live and win. Claris was another Apple, and that Apple and to a greater extent than Apple itself, with all the pluses and minuses of it. The pros had more, but…

The end of the series. The beginning, continued there.

If, as originally planned, Claris became an independent company, albeit with large shares of Apple may be, their fate would have been different. Although I do not know. To calculate this option impossible details that decide in the end, everything, are covered by the Sands of time.

One thing is clear: it would be a different Locations with different priorities. Guide Claris would other solutions, more or less competent than in real history, but I’m pretty sure that all would be well. Principles Claris was too good for life, but they would have adjusted. Likely to found more technologically advanced ways to achieve excellence programs (work in this direction was carried out, but abandoned them).

Independent companies have great self-preservation instinct, they are able to do the impossible, especially if their state hundreds of top-notch engineers, artists, technical writers, and the terms of the friendliest and provoke creativity.

The victim would have been only one Apple – but this had to think in 1987, Apple separating the soul from her body. By 1990 the soul gained independence and soon aroused the sympathy than any other senses. But…

Freedom Claris… do not let go!

In 1990, Apple decided not to release the Claris in free swimming. No initial placement on the stock exchange, no private shareholders and its Board of Directors. Bill Campbell, longing for absolute power over Claris and already built plans independent activity, was disappointed and left.

It is not always and not in all was right, but listened to people and tried to find the right solution. Wrong, not without it – but it was his “big boss”, about which there were jokes, funny and some very cozy interior. He quickly learned. And the experience of a baseball coach is suddenly very relevant in the management software company.

Seriously, self-Claris could achieve a lot.

About who headed the company in the following years, I will not write. This is the nominal leaders. The governors of the Apple Empire. For Locations designated as “the eternal virgin”, it had no value. Ran Claris John, Michael, Gil and Steve.

But to the casual observer, consuming software and very little interested in the problems of the companies producing it, Claris bloomed. Its programme really was beautiful. A bit old fashioned, but comfortable and understandable. They had their own style, recognizable and unobtrusive, addictive.

Common to all programmes Claris services (spell check, the system extension XTND etc.) turned these beautiful and uniform (as much as is needed) worlds into something more powerful and significant than it seemed at first glance.

Kill Bill (Gates)

In 1990 Claris acquired from Informix Mac’ovsky option spreadsheet Wingz.

Informix Wingz called “killer Excel”. The Wingz app was developed for Mac and the company Innovation Software from Kansas and bought Informix in 1988.

In the same year, with the completion and transfer of Wingz for Windows, OS/2, NeXTSTEP and with five popular commercial UNIX, Informix, triumphant and with great pomp brought the product to market. The press was ecstatic, the table really was exceptionally good, but…

Excel, with the same orderliness and inevitability, continued to increase its market share spreadsheets.

Wingz won Excel in all the comparative reviews. Many of its features were unique. HyperScript language (HyperTalk clone) allows even beginners to write complex scripts. In Wingz was a powerful graphic system allows you to draw I cells in the tables. Compared to the graphs in Wingz, Excel graphs looked gray and no, Wingz they were able to reflect changes in their associated data in real time.

Informix has invested heavily in the promotion of Wingz. Red exhibition bags from fabric is Wingz remember even I got such brought someone from that time, I used it for a year and a half. In 1988-1989 at MacWorld Theаter showed Wingz Time Shuttle, a video about the future waiting for the spreadsheet “after complete failure on obsolete tables from the past (like Excel)”.

By 1990 Infiormix actually scored ovsky the Mac version of Wingz, it was not before, and with relief, almost no haggling, gave Claris the source code and rights to it. After careful processing and bringing to the total to Claris’ovskih products mind, Wingz, was released in June 1991 under the name of Claris Resolve.

The press was ecstatic, the table really was exceptionally good… I Think I repeated? Compliments Claris Resolve wasted a lot, but it sold very poorly. The cost of its acquisition, pre-production and printing to recapture failed. In 1994, the project was closed.

Microsoft, without much apparent effort, just copied the best from Informix Wingz, and from other tables on the market that are unable to copy – promised in the next release and continued the conquest of the world. And that not all of the promised appeared in releases Microsoft at all – so the owner — a gentleman. It’s already on what did not influence. Competitors were no more.

If you can’t beat them, join them

In the early 90s, the number of clones PC with Windows OS already exceeded the number Macs, and that was the most unpleasant of all for Apple, the number of PC has grown faster than the number of Macs.

The situation was not catastrophic, but the trends are loomed not very bright. Wish someone carefully and impartially analyze the reasons for this and brought their findings to those who could make decisions…

Alas. Many of the reasons, contrary to popular belief, was not fatal. Most of these problems lay on the surface. Thoughtful solutions, with a calculated many steps ahead implications and options (I think it’s called “strategy”), could radically change the situation.

In parallel with the declared war against Wintel (today, this “term” to be translated, so Mac-native press identified the computers with Intel and Microsoft Windows), the company decided to acquire a successful competitor. Not the worst solution, between us.

Began a massive campaign to migrate to Windows Claris’ovskih programs.

The results were mostly so-so. Windows users, appreciating the beauty and cleanliness of program functionality “from planet Macintosh” and not parted with their usual programs, the deficiencies and problems which they already knew and were able to minimize their consequences – and something alien and new, even perfect (in appearance) as they already knew for sure, is fraught with some unknown problems.

And most importantly – in the “from planet Macintosh” is not enough of the features users expect from a “earth” software, and added they are very slow.

The Windows version was profitable, but not the one that counted Claris.

The only exception was a personal database system, FileMaker Pro.

Other programs Claris

Many of the programs released on this talented and promising many interesting things for your clients company, behind the scenes of my story.

Two of them, ClarisWorks and FileMaker, you need to write more. On the latest yet due to the fact that in 1998, Claris has not closed. Everything was interesting.

Jobs shut down all projects Claris, except FileMaker. The company was renamed FileMaker Inc and successfully exists to this day, in the same office in Santa Clara, California.

The last two dozen applications. Claris Impact (application for training and presentations, very high quality and comfortable, but nothing unusual), Claris Emailer and Claris Office Mail, Amazing Animations (video editor for children, they could create their own short videos and created), Claris Home Page (one of the very first WYSIWYG editors, HTML pages), Claris Organizer, and many others.

But the most popular creation Claris was, I think, CLARUS Dogcow. The dog-cow CLARUS. Funny character used in the print dialogs to display the page orientation.

HyperCard in 1998 for several years as again it was designed (if you can call it that) in the Apple, in the bowels of the Department of media in the QuickTime group. Doing them ONE person, with the support of one of the leading engineers of the group of QuickTime, and more and more behind from the present. If HyperCard in 1998 remained the Claris project, it would not have in 1998. At Apple, he lived for another 6 years.

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    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

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  3. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed They say this man will rule the world under a one world igion called spiritualism

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace It will be a false peace for a period of time You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things They have their plans set in place It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast

    VISIT WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM TO SEE PROOF FOR THESE THINGS AND MUCH MORE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE THIS MESSAGE!

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