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

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BeOS was initially available only on a dedicated machine called BeBox. PowerMac and Intel releases followed, with R3 being the first Intel version (quickly replaced by R3.1). This is similar to NeXTSTEP, which started on NeXT computers. The first version of Intel processors was also 3.0.
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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 (2.03, NT 4.0 Workstation, 98 and 2000 Advanced Server) look while launching. Check out how different versions of Windows and other GUIs say “coming right up!”


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Featured iconShredder
Contrary to most other GUIs, OS/2 opted for shredder instead of trash can – this might have been related to the court decision that prohibited Microsoft from using trash can in early editions of Windows. Unfortunately, as with the real-life shredder, this one had no undo feature.


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