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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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Seventeen exclusive Apple Lisa posters, free for download:

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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 GUIGEOS V2.0 for Commodore C64
Graphical Environment Operating System for Commodore C64 was one of the first, if not the first GUI the author of this website has become fascinated with. GEOS tried to recreate Macintosh interface on a vastly inferior machine, and even if it was slower and more limited, it prolonged the life of a dying 8-bit platform.


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Featured componentAbout GUI
This now legendary, abstract 1-bit view of Silicon Valley was displayed after selecting About this Mac in the first edition of Macintosh GUI. The picture was also present in next versions of Mac OS, although hidden as an easter egg. See how other systems introduce themselves.


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Featured iconProgram Manager
If you dig deep enough, you’ll find this icon even in Windows XP, but it is far more likely you remember it back from Windows 3.x times. Program Manager (along with its sidekick, File Manager) replaced earlier MS-DOS Executive, only to be superseded by Explorer in Windows 95.


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