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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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Three of 14 posters for Macintosh’s 20th birthday present its groundbreaking GUI:

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Did you know...
By the second version of ArthurOS, Acorn decided to rename it RISC OS because of the movie “Arthur 2: On the rocks,” which just premiered in the cinemas.
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Featured GUIWorkbench 2.04
The second edition of Workbench, distributed with new Amiga 500+ and 3000 machines, brought in new 3D look and icons, more thought-out menus and requesters (dialogs), boot menu and an improved file system.


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Featured componentCommand prompt
“Greetings, professor Falken.” Well, not exactly, but most of the GUIs indeed have command-line interfaces, for those used to communicate with computers using strange, cryptic messages. Check out how surprisingly different can simple command prompts be.


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Featured iconShredder
Contrary to most other GUIs, OS/2 opted for shredder instead of trash can – this might have been related to the court decision that prohibited Microsoft from using trash can in early editions of Windows. Unfortunately, as with the real-life shredder, this one had no undo feature.


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