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Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
two articles about Xerox: “Xerox xooms toward the office of the future” and “The lab that ran away from Xerox”, and a funny essay about... the cow metaphor
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There were several computers having a complete GUI in their Read-Only Memory, ready to be used instantly after powering on. The list includes 1990’s Macintosh Classic (with built-in System 6.0.3), Atari ST (excluding very early editions of 520ST with TOS on a floppy disk) and Acorn machines with RISC OS.
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Featured GUILonghorn 4015
Sporting a controversial Plex look, this successor to Windows XP will look quite different when released in 2006 as Windows Vista. This in itself is a good reason to take a closer look.


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Featured componentCommand prompt
“Greetings, professor Falken.” Well, not exactly, but most of the GUIs indeed have command-line interfaces, for those used to communicate with computers using strange, cryptic messages. Check out how surprisingly different can simple command prompts be.


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Featured articleDesigning the Star user interface
April 1982 issue of Byte ran a thorough article on designing the Xerox Star user interface, seen through the eyes of five Xerox employees. Read the article, get to know the ideas behind the first commercial graphical user interface ever, and see some interesting screenshots.


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