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A dialog showing basic information about the GUI.
Amiga OSAmiga OS

Workbench 1.0


This GUI doesn’t have this feature.



Workbench 2.04

About GUI in Workbench 2.04
About GUI in Workbench 2.04

Instead of basic version of the GUI, Workbench about dialog shows internal revisions of both Kickstart (ROM) and Workbench (user interface).



Apple IIApple II

DeskTop 1.1

About GUI in DeskTop 1.1 (About Apple II DeskTop)
About GUI in DeskTop 1.1 (About Apple II DeskTop)



GS/OS 5.0.4

About GUI in GS/OS 5.0.4 (About the Finder™)
About GUI in GS/OS 5.0.4 (About the Finder™)



GS/OS 6.0.1

About GUI in GS/OS 6.0.1 (About This Apple IIgs)
About GUI in GS/OS 6.0.1 (About This Apple IIgs)



BeOSBeOS

BeOS R5.0.1 PE

About GUI in BeOS R5.0.1 PE (About BeOS)
About GUI in BeOS R5.0.1 PE (About BeOS)



Common Desktop EnvironmentCommon Desktop Environment

CDE 1.5 in Solaris 9


This feature is not yet documented on this site.



GEOS/GeoWorksGEOS/GeoWorks

GEOS 2 for C64

About GUI in GEOS 2 for C64 (GEOS info)
About GUI in GEOS 2 for C64 (GEOS info). The screenshot has bigger pixels (shrink) and wrong aspect ratio (correct).

Notice the quite common misspelling of the word “kernel,” which might have been influenced by Commodore 64’s KERNAL (Keyboard Entry Read Network And Link).

About GUI in GEOS 2 for C64 (deskTop info)
About GUI in GEOS 2 for C64 (deskTop info). The screenshot has bigger pixels (shrink) and wrong aspect ratio (correct).



GEOS 2.1 for Apple II

About GUI in GEOS 2.1 for Apple II (GEOS info)
About GUI in GEOS 2.1 for Apple II (GEOS info)

Notice the quite common misspelling of the word “kernel,” which might have been influenced by Commodore 64’s KERNAL (Keyboard Entry Read Network And Link).

About GUI in GEOS 2.1 for Apple II (deskTop info)
About GUI in GEOS 2.1 for Apple II (deskTop info)

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About GUI in GEOS 2.1 for Apple II (About piracy)
About GUI in GEOS 2.1 for Apple II (About piracy)

GEOS also includes an interesting series of dialogs, explaining why it’s not copy-protected. (Each dialog appears after the previous one is dismissed.)



GeoWorks Ensemble 2.0
NewDeal Office 3 Eval.
BreadBox Ensemble Lite


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



GNOMEGNOME

GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9

About GUI in GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9
About GUI in GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9

The starfield is animated and shows names of people involved in developing GNOME. There are also animated reflections on the logo.



IRIXIRIX

IRIX 5.3


This feature is not yet documented on this site.



Lisa Office SystemLisa Office System

Lisa OS 1.0
Lisa OS 3.1


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



Mac OSMac OS

System 1.1

About GUI in System 1.1 (About this Mac)
About GUI in System 1.1 (About this Mac)

The picture presents an abstract, monochrome rendition of Silicon Valley’s sunset. Bruce Horn and Steve Capps are the authors of first Finder.



System 3.0

About GUI in System 3.0
About GUI in System 3.0

For a while during early Macintosh history, Macintosh System and Finder had separate version numbers. Sometimes the difference was quite big, as seen on this picture.



System 4.2

About GUI in System 4.2
About GUI in System 4.2

About GUI in System 4.2
About GUI in System 4.2

Macintosh System 4.2 was the first to introduce optional MultiFinder, allowing for basic task switching between applications (provided that Macintosh had enough memory).



System 7.0

About GUI in System 7.0 (About This Macintosh)
About GUI in System 7.0 (About This Macintosh)

The computer icon in the upper right corner depended on the machine the system was running on (here: Macintosh IIfx).



System 7.5.3

About GUI in System 7.5.3 (About This Macintosh)
About GUI in System 7.5.3 (About This Macintosh)



Mac OS 8.0

About GUI in Mac OS 8.0 (About This Computer)
About GUI in Mac OS 8.0 (About This Computer)



Mac OS 9.0

About GUI in Mac OS 9.0 (About This Computer)
About GUI in Mac OS 9.0 (About This Computer)



Mac OS X DP

About GUI in Mac OS X DP
About GUI in Mac OS X DP



Mac OS X DP 2

About GUI in Mac OS X DP 2 (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS X DP 2 (About This Mac) with thanks to Steven Troughton-Smith



Mac OS X DP 3

About GUI in Mac OS X DP 3 (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS X DP 3 (About This Mac)



Mac OS X DP 4

About GUI in Mac OS X DP 4 (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS X DP 4 (About This Mac)



Mac OS X Public Beta

About GUI in Mac OS X Public Beta (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS X Public Beta (About This Mac)



Mac OS 10.0.4

About GUI in Mac OS 10.0.4 (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS 10.0.4 (About This Mac)



Mac OS 10.1

About GUI in Mac OS 10.1 (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS 10.1 (About This Mac)



Mac OS X Jaguar

About GUI in Mac OS X Jaguar (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS X Jaguar (About This Mac)



Mac OS X Panther

About GUI in Mac OS X Panther (About This Mac)
About GUI in Mac OS X Panther (About This Mac)



NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/RhapsodyNeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Rhapsody

OPENSTEP 4.2

About GUI in OPENSTEP 4.2
About GUI in OPENSTEP 4.2

About GUI in OPENSTEP 4.2
About GUI in OPENSTEP 4.2

OPENSTEP features additional Legal window.



Rhapsody DR2

About GUI in Rhapsody DR2
About GUI in Rhapsody DR2



OS/2OS/2

MS OS/2 1.30.1

About GUI in MS OS/2 1.30.1 (About Desktop Manager)
About GUI in MS OS/2 1.30.1 (About Desktop Manager)



OS/2 2.1
OS/2 Warp 3
OS/2 Warp 4


These GUIs don’t have this feature.



QNXQNX

QNX 6.2.1 NC


This GUI doesn’t have this feature.



RISC OSRISC OS

ArthurOS 1.2


This GUI doesn’t have this feature.



RISC OS 3.11

About GUI in RISC OS 3.11 (About the Operating System)
About GUI in RISC OS 3.11 (About the Operating System)

This window is actually a submenu of the main RISC OS menu.



RISC OS 3.7

About GUI in RISC OS 3.7 (About the Operating System)
About GUI in RISC OS 3.7 (About the Operating System)

This window is actually a submenu of the main RISC OS menu.



Symbian OS/EPOCSymbian OS/EPOC

Sibo/Psion Series 3a

About GUI in Sibo/Psion Series 3a
About GUI in Sibo/Psion Series 3a

This screen is almost identical to the splash screen, but contains extra information about the version of the system.



Sibo/Psion Siena

About GUI in Sibo/Psion Siena
About GUI in Sibo/Psion Siena. The screenshot has an extra border (remove).

This screen is almost identical to the splash screen, but contains extra information about the version of the system.



EPOC R5/Psion Revo

About GUI in EPOC R5/Psion Revo
About GUI in EPOC R5/Psion Revo with thanks to Daniel Beardsmore

This screen is almost identical to the splash screen, but contains extra information about the version of the system.



EPOC R5/Psion Series 7

About GUI in EPOC R5/Psion Series 7
About GUI in EPOC R5/Psion Series 7

This screen is almost identical to the splash screen, but contains extra information about the version of the system.



WindowsWindows

Windows 1.01

About GUI in Windows 1.01
About GUI in Windows 1.01. The screenshot has wrong aspect ratio (correct).



Windows 2.03

About GUI in Windows 2.03
About GUI in Windows 2.03



Windows 3.0

About GUI in Windows 3.0 (About)
About GUI in Windows 3.0 (About)



Windows 3.1

About GUI in Windows 3.1 (About Program Manager)
About GUI in Windows 3.1 (About Program Manager)



WfW 3.11

About GUI in WfW 3.11 (About Program Manager)
About GUI in WfW 3.11 (About Program Manager)



Windows NT 3.1 Workstation

About GUI in Windows NT 3.1 Workstation (About Program Manager)
About GUI in Windows NT 3.1 Workstation (About Program Manager)



Windows NT 3.51 Workstation

About GUI in Windows NT 3.51 Workstation (About Program Manager)
About GUI in Windows NT 3.51 Workstation (About Program Manager)



Windows 95

About GUI in Windows 95 (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows 95 (About Windows)



Windows 95B

About GUI in Windows 95B (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows 95B (About Windows)



Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server

About GUI in Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (About Windows NT (R))
About GUI in Windows NT 4.0 Workstation (About Windows NT (R))



Windows 98

About GUI in Windows 98 (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows 98 (About Windows)



Windows 98 SE

About GUI in Windows 98 SE (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows 98 SE (About Windows)



Windows 2000 Pro
Windows 2000 Advanced Server

About GUI in Windows 2000 Pro (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows 2000 Pro (About Windows)



Windows Me

About GUI in Windows Me (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows Me (About Windows)



Whistler 2257

About GUI in Whistler 2257 (About Windows)
About GUI in Whistler 2257 (About Windows)



Windows XP Pro

About GUI in Windows XP Pro (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows XP Pro (About Windows)



Windows Server 2003 Web

About GUI in Windows Server 2003 Web (About Windows)
About GUI in Windows Server 2003 Web (About Windows)



Longhorn 4015

About GUI in Longhorn 4015 (About Windows)
About GUI in Longhorn 4015 (About Windows)

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