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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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New set of posters with mouse pointers:

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All icons, buttons and GUI elements in Apple Lisa Office System are glyphs in special system fonts, and are drawn internally just like regular text.
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Featured GUIWindows 1.0
Admit it, you probably never used nor seen one. The first, 1985’s version of freshly-renamed Interface Manager was ugly, non-functional (didn’t even have overlapping windows!) and never gained much market share. It took Windows another five years to become widely recognized.


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Featured componentStart menu
It took Windows six years to go from a relatively simple Start menu in Windows 95 to one containing more than three times as many items in Windows XP. Is that the price of progress, or can application launching be done in some other way?


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Featured advertisementVisi On
“It promised to take the work out of work. The personal computer courted you with endless promises. It would do your job faster, make life easier, send you home happier. It would do the heavy lifting, you would do the heavy thinking. Alas, reality fell short of the dream.” That’s the beginning of a 20-year-old advertisement of Visi On, a commercial GUI for PCs predating both Mac OS and Windows. If this fragment still rings true, check out the rest of the ad.


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