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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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New set of posters with mouse pointers:

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To prototype and test various Chicago (Windows 95) interfaces, Microsoft used their Visual Basic 3 tool. Link points to external site
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Featured GUIWindows 1.0
Admit it, you probably never used nor seen one. The first, 1985’s version of freshly-renamed Interface Manager was ugly, non-functional (didn’t even have overlapping windows!) and never gained much market share. It took Windows another five years to become widely recognized.


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Featured componentAbout GUI
This now legendary, abstract 1-bit view of Silicon Valley was displayed after selecting About this Mac in the first edition of Macintosh GUI. The picture was also present in next versions of Mac OS, although hidden as an easter egg. See how other systems introduce themselves.


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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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