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The desktop as it looks on the first launch of the GUI after its installation.
Amiga OSAmiga OS

Workbench 1.0

First run in Workbench 1.0
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Workbench 2.04

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Apple IIApple II

DeskTop 1.1

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GS/OS 5.0.4

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GS/OS 6.0.1

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BeOSBeOS

BeOS R5.0.1 PE

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Common Desktop EnvironmentCommon Desktop Environment

CDE 1.5 in Solaris 9

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GEOS/GeoWorksGEOS/GeoWorks

GEOS 2 for C64

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GEOS 2.1 for Apple II

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GeoWorks Ensemble 2.0

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NewDeal Office 3 Eval.

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BreadBox Ensemble Lite

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GNOMEGNOME

GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9

First run in GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9
First run in GNOME 2.2.0 in RedHat 9. The screenshot has an extra border (remove).

Red Hat Linux 9 welcomes us with three shortcuts at the desktop and several more in the bottom Panel (these lead to most popular applications). The blinking red icon in the lower right corner suggests installing the new updates from the Internet.



IRIXIRIX

IRIX 5.3

First run in IRIX 5.3
First run in IRIX 5.3 with thanks to Ian Young. The screenshot has an extra border (remove).



Lisa Office SystemLisa Office System

Lisa OS 1.0
Lisa OS 3.1


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Mac OSMac OS

System 1.1

First run in System 1.1
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System 3.0

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System 4.2

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System 7.0

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System 7.5.3

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Mac OS 8.0

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Mac OS 9.0

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First run in Mac OS 9.0
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Mac OS 9 starts with Mac OS Setup Assistant, letting the users configure basic system settings. Switch to view 1 On some machines (iMacs, iBooks), Mac OS 9 detects the colour of the casing and starts with the matching desktop colour theme (here: original “Bondi Blue” iMac). Switch to view 2



Mac OS X DP

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Mac OS X DP 2

First run in Mac OS X DP 2
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Mac OS X DP 3

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Mac OS X DP 4

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Mac OS X Public Beta

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Mac OS 10.0.4

First run in Mac OS 10.0.4
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Mac OS 10.1

First run in Mac OS 10.1
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Mac OS X 10.1 starts with a Finder window, and a set of applications in the Dock at the bottom of the screen (from left: Finder, Mail, Internet Explorer, iTunes, iMovie, Sherlock, QuickTime Player, System Preferences, shortcut to Apple’s website and Trash).



Mac OS X Jaguar

First run in Mac OS X Jaguar
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Mac OS X Jaguar starts with an empty desktop and a set of applications in the Dock at the bottom of the screen (from left: Finder, Mail, iChat, Address Book, Internet Explorer, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Sherlock, QuickTime Player, System Preferences, shortcut to Apple’s website and Trash). Note: The screenshot is taken on a machine without Quartz Extreme support.



Mac OS X Panther

First run in Mac OS X Panther
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Mac OS X Panther starts with one instance of new Finder and a set of applications in the Dock at the bottom (from left: Finder, Safari, Mail, iChat AV, Address Book, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iCal, QuickTime Player, System Preferences, shortcut to Apple’s site and Trash). The Send Registration link is present only on machines without the Internet connection. Note: The screenshot is taken on a machine without Quartz Extreme support.



NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/RhapsodyNeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP/Rhapsody

OPENSTEP 4.2

First run in OPENSTEP 4.2
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At first run, OPENSTEP will ask you what type of language and keyboard you would like to use.

First run in OPENSTEP 4.2
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The desktop is in 1024×768, because even if it can be run at 640×480, OPENSTEP was clearly designed to run on high resolutions (the original NeXTCUBE’s native screen was 1120x832).



Rhapsody DR2

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First run in Rhapsody DR2
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Rhapsody starts with an elegant Setup Assistant, asking for basic questions regarding network connection, time and date, and preliminary user accounts. Even if it might be seen as part of setup process, it is included here, because it comes after Rhapsody announces the setup is successfully completed.

First run in Rhapsody DR2
First run in Rhapsody DR2. The screenshot has an extra border (remove).

The desktop is in 1024×768, because even if it can be run at 640×480, Rhapsody as a descendant of OPENSTEP was clearly designed to run on high resolutions.



OS/2OS/2

MS OS/2 1.30.1

First run in MS OS/2 1.30.1
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OS/2 2.1

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OS/2 Warp 3

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OS/2 Warp 4

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QNXQNX

QNX 6.2.1 NC

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RISC OSRISC OS

ArthurOS 1.2

First run in ArthurOS 1.2
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RISC OS 3.11

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RISC OS 3.7

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Symbian OS/EPOCSymbian OS/EPOC

Sibo/Psion Series 3a


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Sibo/Psion Siena

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First run in Sibo/Psion Siena
First run in Sibo/Psion Siena



EPOC R5/Psion Revo

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First run in EPOC R5/Psion Revo
First run in EPOC R5/Psion Revo with thanks to Daniel Beardsmore

The second screen Switch to view 2 appears after you close the welcome document. Switch to view 1



EPOC R5/Psion Series 7


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WindowsWindows

Windows 1.01

First run in Windows 1.01
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Windows 2.03

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Windows 3.0

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Windows 3.1

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First run in Windows 3.1
First run in Windows 3.1. The screenshot has an extra border (remove).

The first illustration is in regular VGA mode, Switch to view 1 whereas the second is in 64K hi-color. Switch to view 2 The Applications group in the second illustration contains shortcuts to DOS programs found by Windows during installation (absent in the first illustration because of installation on empty HDD).



WfW 3.11

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First run in WfW 3.11
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The first illustration is in regular VGA mode, Switch to view 1 whereas the second is in 64K hi-color. Switch to view 2 The Applications group in the second illustration contains shortcuts to DOS programs found by Windows during installation (absent in the first illustration because of installation on empty HDD).



Windows NT 3.1 Workstation


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Windows NT 3.51 Workstation

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Windows 95

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Windows 95B

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Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
Windows NT 4.0 Server

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Windows 98

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Windows 98 SE

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Windows 2000 Pro

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Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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Windows Me

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First run in Windows Me
First run in Windows Me. The screenshot has an extra border (remove).

At first run, Windows Me launches an introductory video, and then proceeds directly to tour.



Whistler 2257

First run in Whistler 2257
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Contrary to Windows 2000 and Windows XP, Whistler 2257 defaults to 640×480 resolution. The build number can be visible in the bottom right corner, and the File a bug report icon for the testers is present on the desktop.



Windows XP Pro

First run in Windows XP Pro
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First run in Windows XP Pro
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Windows Server 2003 Web

First run in Windows Server 2003 Web
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Longhorn 4015

First run in Longhorn 4015
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