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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...
For many years since 1986, GEOS operating system was bundled with Commodore 64C, at one point being the second best selling GUI-based operating system in the world, surpassed only by Mac OS.
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Featured GUIQNX Momentics 6.2.1 Non-Commercial
QNX Momentix is not used for normal office work, therefore not many people know it. And it is a pity, because QNX includes a nifty, responsive and damn cute interface, which strikes a nice balance between usability and eye candy. GUI love from the first sight, if there ever was one.


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Featured componentAbout GUI
This now legendary, abstract 1-bit view of Silicon Valley was displayed after selecting About this Mac in the first edition of Macintosh GUI. The picture was also present in next versions of Mac OS, although hidden as an easter egg. See how other systems introduce themselves.


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Featured iconHelp
Is it even a little bit surprising that most icons for help system feature a question mark in one or other form? Check out all the icons for help and see what GUIs escaped the obvious association – for good or bad.


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