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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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New set of posters with mouse pointers:

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Did you know...
In late 1999 Apple discontinued the British English localized version of Mac OS 9, causing quite an uproar among UK users. The changes between UK and US editions included “Wastebasket” instead of “Trash,” in addition to the obvious spelling differences such as “Colours” instead of “Colors.”
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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 componentMouse settings
Many preference panels for mouse input provide a drawing of an actual mouse, and it is quite interesting to see all the different approaches taken by different GUIs.


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Featured advertisementVisi On
“It promised to take the work out of work. The personal computer courted you with endless promises. It would do your job faster, make life easier, send you home happier. It would do the heavy lifting, you would do the heavy thinking. Alas, reality fell short of the dream.” That’s the beginning of a 20-year-old advertisement of Visi On, a commercial GUI for PCs predating both Mac OS and Windows. If this fragment still rings true, check out the rest of the ad.


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