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

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Did you know...
The icons for Windows Vista will reportedly convey over 1500 times more data (but not information!) than icons for original Macintosh System (196608 vs. 128 bytes each).
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Featured GUIWindows XP Professional
This successor to consumer branch of Windows 2000 line brought many GUI changes, such as introduction of appearance theme manager and new Luna interface, task menus, bigger and more colourful icons, and sub-pixel font smoothing for LCD screens.


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Featured componentDock
The infamous Dock in Mac OS X is a feature that you can either love or hate. Having its roots in NeXTSTEP, Dock features much more eye candy, while trying to combine the functions of both application launcher and switcher.


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Featured iconCalculator
This is the calculator icon from Windows 1.0 and 2.0. As the other icons in this GUI, it is black and white, small, and – quite frankly – rather awful. Fortunately, Microsoft hired Susan Kare of Macintosh’s fame to prettify the 1990’s release of Windows 3.0.


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