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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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Check out exclusive posters commemorating various obsolete GUI elements and applications:

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Did you know...
BeOS was initially available only on a dedicated machine called BeBox. PowerMac and Intel releases followed, with R3 being the first Intel version (quickly replaced by R3.1). This is similar to NeXTSTEP, which started on NeXT computers. The first version of Intel processors was also 3.0.
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Featured GUIMac OS X 10.3 Panther
The first Mac OS X edition to grace this website is version 10.3 from 2003, (code)named Panther. More evolutionary than revolutionary, Panther brought in new metallic logo, brushed-metal Finder, a neat feature called Exposé (for quick access to all open windows) and Fast User Switching, among other changes.


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Featured componentAddress book
Apple Computer Inc. is so nice (or so vain?) that it includes its own wherebouts in Mac OS X Panther’s address book. Is this the rule or the exception? Check it out.


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Featured iconWindows XP icons
What is that, you might ask? Some people will applaud Windows XP’s new big and photorealistic icons, but others have serious trouble recognizing and distinguishing them. Check out more icons from Windows XP and see how they stand against earlier editions of this GUI. (The icon shown is a hard disk icon.)


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