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Xerox Corporation is an American company that was founded in 1906, specializing in document related technology and services including photocopiers, printers and office software. Xerox's acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) added business process and document management to their product range. They had 140,000 employees as of 2013.[1]

Apple and Xerox[]

Xerox's research center, Xerox PARC, prototyped several revolutionary advances in computing and graphical user interfaces, such as the Xerox Alto, which the company failed to exploit.[1] Prior to the launch of the Apple Lisa and Macintosh, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs was allowed to bring engineers to the PARC facilities to learn about UI innovations in the Alto system. Larry Tesler, who provided the tour, was among Xerox employees who later joined Apple.[2]

In the 1990s, several of Apple's laser printers were based on jointly-designed Fuji Xerox printer engines:


  1. 1.0 1.1 XEROX Corporation at the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. 2006-04-29.
  2. John Markoff (February 20, 2020). Lawrence Tesler, Pioneer of Personal Computing, Dies at 74. The New York Times.

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