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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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Seventeen exclusive Apple Lisa posters, free for download:

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NeXTSTEP 1.0 has been licensed to IBM, who ported it to AIX architecture. However, it took so long, that by the time the project was finished, NeXTSTEP 2.0 for NeXT hardware was ready. Since the company wanted more money for a new 2.0 license, and there was no obvious benefits, IBM lost interest in NeXTSTEP.
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After the birth of Lisa and Macintosh, Apple attempted to create a similar GUI for its older generation of machines. GS/OS 6.01 was the latest operating system for 16-bit Apple IIgs, featuring an impressive colour interface very similar to that of early editions of Mac OS.


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Featured componentMedia player
Spot 1000 differences between Media Player in Windows 3.1 and its equivalent in Longhorn Milestone 5. It is obvious that current GUIs are much more into multimedia than those designed for earlier, office PCs. Witness the evolution yourself.


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Featured iconSettings
The icon for System Preferences changed slightly between Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. It is not the only change – be sure to find out the others in big icon charts.


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