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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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To prototype and test various Chicago (Windows 95) interfaces, Microsoft used their Visual Basic 3 tool. Link points to external site
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Featured GUIRhapsody Developer Release 2
The closest you can get to running Mac OS on Intel machines without emulation. Rhapsody is a direct descendant of NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP, using an interface very similar to that of Macintosh System. Unfortunately, DR2 is the last issue for non-PPC machines (on Macintoshes, Rhapsody evolved into Mac OS X).


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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 splashAcrobat Reader
Splashes for Acrobat Reader 1.0 and Adobe Reader 6.0Acrobat Reader 1.0 had a nice, simple, red/black/white splash screen. Ten years later Adobe Reader 6.0 revisited and, in some ways, reversed that design idea. Four versions in the middle, however, tried to entertain us with colourful drawings. Find out which approach you prefer more.


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