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Author Topic: OS GUIs & Just About Everything You Wanted To Know About Them  (Read 4894 times)

Plasma Man

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As it happens, I just bumped into this site today ...

http://www.guidebookgallery.org/ is an amazing project covering over 40 years worth of GUIs for a great number of OSes. At best, it's a reminder of the power of graphic simplicity of some of the older systems.

The site has been developed by Marcin Wichary and you can read more about the project here:http://www.guidebookgallery.org/site/about

A tremendous amount of work has gone into this. The screen caps are excellent and each OS is cross- referenced with articles, books, links etc.

Well worth a look.

Andre
« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 06:22 AM by Plasma Man »

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Re: OS GUIs & Just About Everything You Wanted To Know About Them
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 06:26 AM »
fantastic site  :Thmbsup:

« Last Edit: May 17, 2006, 06:28 AM by mouser »

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Re: OS GUIs & Just About Everything You Wanted To Know About Them
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 11:54 AM »
I'd seen this site referenced on a GEOS-related e-mail ist I belong to.

Neat that some of these older GUIs are now being open-sourced (GEM.) I still remember being excited when BeOS was announced.  :-[

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Re: OS GUIs & Just About Everything You Wanted To Know About Them
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2006, 12:15 PM »
Great find!
Is it just me or does qnx look awesome?

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Re: OS GUIs & Just About Everything You Wanted To Know About Them
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 12:16 PM »
it's just you  ;D

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Re: OS GUIs & Just About Everything You Wanted To Know About Them
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2006, 05:19 PM »
QNX is on of those OS's I'd love to need.  I first saw it at '89 Comdex (remember when that was cool?) and thought it looked kinda neat.  Then I read about their micro-kernel design in the 90's and thought it was really cool.  Right around 2000 they had a demo floppy that had the Kernel, IP stack and a GUI brower all in 1.44MB.  BTW it was real time mutli-tasking too.

Anyway, I have never had a really good excuse to buy it, but I keep hoping someday I will.