|Welcome to my GUI Gallery
On these pages you will find many screen shots of various desktop computer
Graphical User Interfaces and operating systems. Many different people
have had different ideas of how a GUI should work and these screen shots
show many of the more popular ones.
Why, oh why does everything take so long to get done? Finally a few
new additions, however I do not feel there is an incredible amount to add.
"Modern" interfaces, that we are just supposed to put up with, are such
a cesspool of abusive mis-features, they all deserve to disappear from
history - with fire.
Cedar "Viewers Window Package" - Another research GUI from Xerox Parc
that looks suspiciously like Microsoft Windows 1.0.
Common User Access Samples 1987 - A set of user interface sample from
an IBM programming floppy.
Appliance Interfaces - A rant about the abusive mis-features of some
If you find anything on this site that doesn't work right, or if you
have any suggestions please e-mail
me! (If you do, please be absolutely sure to put something meaningful
in the subject line, and use plain text, otherwise it will get deleted
And be sure to check out my favorite GUI VisiCorpVisi
On now with a downloadable hard drive image that you can run under
MESS 0.101 or later. Back in in 1983 there was a GUI platform and
office package for IBM PCs called Visi On from VisiCorp. Legend has it
Bill Gates saw a demo of this running at the 1982 comdex running on an
IBM PC. He freaked out because Microsoft didn't have anything like this
yet, ran back to Microsoft Headquarters, and had them start work on what,
several years later, became Windows.
And if you haven't already, don't forget to laugh really hard at Microsoft
BOB! And the new Microsoft Bob: Windows 8!
(Or cry, if you are forced to use it)