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Welcome to guidebook, a website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them.
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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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Seventeen exclusive Apple Lisa posters, free for download:

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While many classic Mac OS fans lamented the demise of WindowShade (a feature that rolled the window to its title bar when double clicked) in Mac OS X, it is still present in one application – Stickies.
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Featured GUIOPENSTEP 4.2
OPENSTEP 4.2 was the last issue of NeXT operating system, featuring highly appraised and innovative GUI. It featured such characteristic innovations as tear-off menus, shelf, dock, column file view, services and object-oriented underpinnings. After Apple buy-out of NeXT, OPENSTEP turned into Rhapsody, and then into Mac OS X.


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Featured componentMouse settings
Many preference panels for mouse input provide a drawing of an actual mouse, and it is quite interesting to see all the different approaches taken by different GUIs.


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Featured iconInternational
This icon might be the best example of how Windows style progressed over time. It started as presented in the top left corner in 1990’s Windows 3.0 and was refreshed with every major release of the operating system.


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