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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...
The Apple Lisa screen had unusual, non-square pixels, a decision which gave the display higher horizontal resolution at the expense of awkward aspect ratio (1.5:1 instead of typical 1:1). This was a problem while rotating objects, running Macintosh-native programs, etc.
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Featured GUIWindows Millennium Edition
The last Windows in 9x family and at the same time last Windows with only single appearance theme. Its slightly updated interface put more emphasis on home and multimedia use, but the operating system itself quickly got quite a bad reputation.


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Featured componentOpen file
File selector dialogs in both System 1 and Windows 1.0 looked and behaved very primitively. In time, with thousandfold increase of number of files available to the user, file opening dialogs evolved into bigger and way more complicated features.


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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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