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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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Coming after Jaguar (Mac OS X 10.2), Panther was supposed to be designated Mac OS X Version 11, but Apple eventually settled on 10.3. A CD picture with version 11 label was available for a while on Apple’s public relation subsite.
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Featured GUIWhistler 2257
This internal alpha release of Windows XP, still codenamed Whistler, had some unique features – most notably toned-down Watercolor visual style, unique icons in Control Panel, and the first version of the new Start menu.


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The complete Control Panel for first Macintosh System, designed by Susan Kare, consisted of only one, feature-packed window. Some of the controls certainly required some imagination, but one might miss the simplicity while looking at today’s vast GUI settings.


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Featured advertisementMacintosh
Apple bought all of the advertising space in November/December special election issue of Newsweek in 1984, and devoted it entirely to Macintosh. Many of the 39 pages of the ad explain the idea behind its mouse-driven user interface. Take a look.


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