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Researchers at the Xerox
Palo Alto Research Center designed the Alto -- the first work station with
a built-in mouse for input. The Alto stored several files simultaneously
in windows, offered menus and icons, and could link to a local area network.
Although Xerox never sold the Alto commercially, it gave a number of them
to universities. Engineers later incorporated its features into work stations
and personal computers.