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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...
The characteristic blue/orange/blue/red colour scheme of ArthurOS is typically referred to as “technicolour.”
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Featured GUIMac OS X 10.3 Panther
The first Mac OS X edition to grace this website is version 10.3 from 2003, (code)named Panther. More evolutionary than revolutionary, Panther brought in new metallic logo, brushed-metal Finder, a neat feature called Exposé (for quick access to all open windows) and Fast User Switching, among other changes.


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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 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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