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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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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 GUIRISC OS 3.7
This GUI for post-Archimedes Acorn machines featured an updated NewLook interface, but most of the changes (such as support for StrongARM processors, audio and video chips, disk controllers) were under the hood. As all previous editions of RISC OS, it was a ROM release, which meant extremely fast boot times.


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Featured componentSettings
The complete Control Panel for first Macintosh System, designed by Susan Kare, consisted of only one, feature-packed window. Some of the controls certainly required some imagination, but one might miss the simplicity while looking at today’s vast GUI settings.


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Featured iconClock
The icons for clock usually show some fixed hours, such as 3 PM in Windows 3.x and five past five in OS/2 Warp. This icon, from Windows 1.0, is an exception and always shows the current system time.


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