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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...
There were several computers having a complete GUI in their Read-Only Memory, ready to be used instantly after powering on. The list includes 1990’s Macintosh Classic (with built-in System 6.0.3), Atari ST (excluding very early editions of 520ST with TOS on a floppy disk) and Acorn machines with RISC OS.
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Featured GUIRhapsody Developer Release 2
The closest you can get to running Mac OS on Intel machines without emulation. Rhapsody is a direct descendant of NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP, using an interface very similar to that of Macintosh System. Unfortunately, DR2 is the last issue for non-PPC machines (on Macintoshes, Rhapsody evolved into Mac OS X).


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Featured componentShutting down
The screens informing that Windows is shutting down (here: Windows 95, 98, XP Professional and Longhorn 4015) are so nicely done, one can’t happen but wonder whether it is so that user will be more eager to quickly relaunch the system again.


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Featured iconWindows XP icons
What is that, you might ask? Some people will applaud Windows XP’s new big and photorealistic icons, but others have serious trouble recognizing and distinguishing them. Check out more icons from Windows XP and see how they stand against earlier editions of this GUI. (The icon shown is a hard disk icon.)


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