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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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While EPOC officially is named after an epoch – a new era in portable computing – many fans of Psion’s handhelds like to explain it as... Electronic Piece of Cheese.
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Featured GUIOPENSTEP 4.2
OPENSTEP 4.2 was the last issue of NeXT operating system, featuring highly appraised and innovative GUI. It featured such characteristic innovations as tear-off menus, shelf, dock, column file view, services and object-oriented underpinnings. After Apple buy-out of NeXT, OPENSTEP turned into Rhapsody, and then into Mac OS X.


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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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This icon might be the best example of how Windows style progressed over time. It started as presented in the top left corner in 1990’s Windows 3.0 and was refreshed with every major release of the operating system.


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