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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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Did you know...
Apple Lisa interface initially supported scrollbar boxes that were proportional to the displayed portion of the window, but the designers abandoned this idea, fearing that users will have problems understanding it properly. It took years for the idea to resurface; proportional scroll boxes appeared in Mac OS 8 in 1998, and also earlier in Windows 95.
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Featured GUIBeOS R5.0.1 Personal Edition
BeOS R5 was the last release of this interesting multimedia operating system before Be, Inc. went out of business. BeOS sports an interesting, very responsive GUI, which is refreshing, even if a little bit underdone.


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Featured componentWelcome splash
This is how four selected editions of Windows (1.01, 3.1, 95 and XP Professional) look while launching. Check out how different versions of Windows and other GUIs say “coming right up!”


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Featured iconProgram Manager
If you dig deep enough, you’ll find this icon even in Windows XP, but it is far more likely you remember it back from Windows 3.x times. Program Manager (along with its sidekick, File Manager) replaced earlier MS-DOS Executive, only to be superseded by Explorer in Windows 95.


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