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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...
Acorn Archimedes’ operating system Arthur is told to stand for “A Risc-based operating system by THURsday,” reflecting the extraordinary short time it took to finish it. The rumour has it that ArthurOS was a quickly devised replacement for the original system ARX, which failed to materialize.
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Featured GUIRed Hat Linux 9
Threats and anonyms can finally stop. First Linux GUI has been added to the site and it certainly won’t be the last one. Red Hat Linux 9 defaults to nice and conservative, although unpolished at the edges GNOME 2.2 with Bluecurve theme. Check it out.


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Featured componentWelcome splash
This is how four different operating systems (BeOS R5, Mac OS 8.0, OS/2 Warp 4 and Solaris 9) look while launching. Check out how 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 Program Manager (along with its sidekick, File Manager) replaced earlier MS-DOS Executive, only to be superseded by Explorer in Windows 95.


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