Mouse ArrowFor a lovely stroll down memory lane and probably a bit of education too, check out GUIdebook: Graphical User Interface gallery.

From their about page:

This site is meant to be an online museum of graphical interfaces, especially those old, obscure and in desperate need of preservation. Whether you want just to look back and refresh some nice memories from years ago, or are interested in seeing how the GUIs evolved throughout the decades (and it is sometimes fascinating to witness that), I hope you’ll enjoy your stay.

With a few exceptions, you’ll find screen shots for multiple versions of the following GUIs:

  • Amiga OS
  • Apple II
  • BeOS
  • Common Desktop Environment
  • GEOS/GeoWorks
  • IRIX
  • Lisa Office System
  • Mac OS
  • OS/2
  • QNX
  • Symbian OS/EPOC
  • Windows

You can view screen shots organized by system or by components across multiple systems.

But screen shots are just the beginning. You’ll also want to check out:

  • Time lines
  • Icons
  • Sounds
  • Splash screens
  • Vintage Ads
  • More, more, more!

Seriously, quit reading this post and go there now!

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