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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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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 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 componentHelp
The help system for Apple II’s GS/OS 5 was so simple – seven windows in total – that we can reproduce it here in its entirety. As GUIs grew more and more complicated, so did the help windows, evolving into huge, slow, Internet-driven monstrosities. Check it out yourself.


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Featured iconInternational
This icon might be the best example of how Windows style progressed over time. It started as presented in the top left corner in 1990’s Windows 3.0 and was refreshed with every major release of the operating system.


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