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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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Coming after Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2), Panther was supposed to be designated Mac OS X Version 11, but Apple eventually settled on 10.3. A CD picture with version 11 label was available for a while on Apple’s public relation subsite.
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Featured GUISystem 1.1
The first, 1984’s Macintosh interface was black and white, limited, single-tasked and about 200K in size. Yet it showed the world that personal computing could be much friendlier than the command line and set up trends to be followed by nearly all later GUIs.


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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 splash3ds max
Splashes for 3ds max 4.2, 5 and 6For one of the most popular 3D modelling and rendering applications, 3ds max’s (or: 3D Studio Max’s) splash screens seem very insipid and uninspiring, maybe with one small exception. Find out which one.


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