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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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Posters
Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:

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Did you know...
Windows 1.0 was released only to be pulled out after two weeks and replaced by Windows 1.01. The reason for the recall was rumoured to be a major bug. As a result, the original 1.0 version is very hard to come across.
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Featured GUIWorkbench 2.04
The second edition of Workbench, distributed with new Amiga 500+ and 3000 machines, brought in new 3D look and icons, more thought-out menus and requesters (dialogs), boot menu and an improved file system.


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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 iconWindows XP icons
What is that, you might ask? Some people will applaud Windows XP’s new big and photorealistic icons, but others have serious trouble recognizing and distinguishing them. Check out more icons from Windows XP and see how they stand against earlier editions of this GUI. (The icon shown is a hard disk icon.)


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