|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.
If you haven't already, don't forget to laugh really hard at the new
Microsoft Bob: Windows 8! (Or cry, if you are forced
to use it)
I have created fresh disk images of the Visi On Disks. Note that these
still will not create working copies.
Did you know Microsoft Word 1 for DOS could use a mouse, and was allegedly
a "WYSIWYG" back in 1983?
My review of Microsoft Word for DOS 1.15!
And after much feet dragging, I have finally scanned in the Visi On
Manuals! (Warning: These are large PDF files. We will see how my bandwidth
Visi On AM Setup Guide.pdf
Visi On AM Users Guide.pdf
Visi On Calc QuickStart.pdf
Visi On Calc Users
Visi On Calc
Working In Windows.pdf
Visi On Graph QuickStart.pdf
Visi On Graph Users
Visi On Word QuickStart.pdf
Visi On Word Users
Since I was at it, I also did VisiTrend/Plot:
And for further historic preservation:
MS Word 1.00 for
Word 1.00 for DOS Manual 1.1x Update Pages.pdf
Microsoft Word 1.15 for DOS.zip
Word 1.00 PC World Demo.zip
Not that anyone ever read it, but here is the Windows 95 manual. It
is interesting to note that it does not mention Internet Explorer, and
how they promote their MSN service over anything to do with the Internet.
Windows 95 Manual.pdf
And my all time favorite manual, The B215 8-bit ISA high density floppy
controller. A perfect example of how NOT to write a manual.
If anyone wants the larger, higher resolution PNGs or raw scans, let
And finally, sometimes you just have to see GUIs in action:
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, otherwise it will get deleted as spam)
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