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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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Posters
Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:

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Did you know...
In late 1999 Apple discontinued the British English localized version of Mac OS 9, causing quite an uproar among UK users. The changes between UK and US editions included “Wastebasket” instead of “Trash,” in addition to the obvious spelling differences such as “Colours” instead of “Colors.”
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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 componentStart menu
Windows used Start menu to launch applications and give access to most important features since its 1995’s release. Every subsequent version of Windows brought some changes to it. Check out what were the additions and what mechanisms other GUIs use to launch applications.


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Featured iconFinder
The icon for Mac OS X’s Finder (application and file manager) changed slightly between 10.2 Jaguar and 10.3 Panther editions of the system. Is this the only icon that was updated? Check it out in the big icon chart.


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