|Welcome to guidebook, a website dedicated to preserving and showcasing Graphical User Interfaces, as well as various materials related to them.
|Site last updated on 6th October 2006:
|Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:
|The first Atari ST from 1985 has earned a nickname “Jackintosh” because of its GEM interface (very similar to that of Macintosh) and the name of the Atari’s then new owner Jack Tramiel (of 8-bit Commodore fame).
|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.
|Many preference panels for mouse input provide a drawing of an actual mouse, and it is quite interesting to see all the different approaches taken by different GUIs.
|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.