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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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Did you know...
The Apple Lisa screen had unusual, non-square pixels, a decision which gave the display higher horizontal resolution at the expense of awkward aspect ratio (1.5:1 instead of typical 1:1). This was a problem while rotating objects, running Macintosh-native programs, etc.
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Featured GUISolaris 9
Solaris 9 abandoned OpenWindows GUI and stuck with Common Desktop Environment, now in version 1.5. Even if it doesn’t at all look like anything from late 2002, it is an alternative to ubiquitous Windows and Mac OS, worth at least a glimpse.


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Featured componentInstallation
It’s kind of funny how Microsoft tries to convince you that the new operating system is worth your money after you already bought it. Check out and compare all the marketese that is shown during installation in Windows and other GUIs.


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Featured iconSettings
The icon for System Preferences changed slightly between Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and Mac OS X 10.3 Panther. It is not the only change – be sure to find out the others in big icon charts.


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