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

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While many classic Mac OS fans lamented the demise of WindowShade (a feature that rolled the window to its title bar when double clicked) in Mac OS X, it is still present in one application – Stickies.
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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 componentInstallation
Red Hat Linux 9 shows some funny, if geeky jokes during its installation. Check out which other GUIs try to entertain the users and which merely update their progress bars.


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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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