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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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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 GUIMicrosoft OS/2 1.30.1
This joint creation of IBM and Microsoft was really crude and at times looked like Windows 2.5 that never was. Soon, Microsoft would leave the alliance, concentrating on Windows, and IBM would rewrite much of the interface for OS/2 2.


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Featured componentLogin screen
After the GUI introduces itself, it is usually your turn to reciprocate. Compare all the ways you can arrange two simple text controls for login and password.


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Featured iconClock
The icons for clock usually show some fixed hours, such as 3 PM in Windows 3.x and five past five in OS/2 Warp. This icon, from Windows 1.0, is an exception and always shows the current system time.


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