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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...
Apple Lisa was the first commercial personal computer to be operated by a graphical user interface. Xerox Alto, the first GUI-based computer from the ’70s, was a research project, while Xerox Star and PERQ, both predating Lisa, were technically workstations.
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Featured GUIWindows Millennium Edition
The last Windows in 9x family and at the same time last Windows with only single appearance theme. Its slightly updated interface put more emphasis on home and multimedia use, but the operating system itself quickly got quite a bad reputation.


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Featured componentWrong password
GUIs weren’t always so forgiving as Windows XP when you typed in an incorrect password. And they haven’t always warned you when you accidentally pressed Caps Lock. Check out how other systems react to password-related mistakes.


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Featured iconGeos for C64 icons
If you thought first Macintosh icons were small and simple, think again. Icons for Commodore C64 edition of GEOS were also monochromatic, but 24×21 pixels each, almost exactly half the size of Mac’s pictograms.


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