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9/1/16
My web site hosting service has forcibly been changed from Liquidweb to "Deluxehosting". Expect problems.

2/28/16
Added Digital Research's GSX graphics system for CP/M and DOS, screen shots of the Twiggy Mac and Sony Test pre-releases,  and Windows 10

7/8/15
Added screen shots of hDC Windows Express 2.11 and Norton Desktop for DOS

3/8/15
Added new Kryoflux and SuperCard Pro dumps of VisiCorp Visi On.

12/31/14
Holy crap, the real Windows Premiere Edition turned up! Added a review of Silver Wolf Desktop and Sick Windows Tricks 5.

6/16/14
Thanks to the Previous emulator, I have added screenshots of: NeXTSTEP 0.8, NeXTSTEP 0.9, NeXTSTEP 1.0, NeXTSTEP 2.0, and NeXTSTEP 3.3

5/21/14
Replaced most 150*113 thumbnails on the older pages with larger 320*240 or full sized images.

5/16/14
Added photos of the AT&T PC 7300 AKA the "Unix PC", and Magic Desk I for the Commodore 64.

3/3/14
Added Transcopy images of VisiCorp Visi On! Also added a pre-configured PCE emulator that runs Visi On completely unmodified.
Added Ami and a few more more old shareware programs to the Windows 1.x/2.x page.

11/26/13
Added screen shots of Windows 8 Service Pack 1 (or as Microsoft calls it "Windows 8.1"), OpenVMS 8, and Magic Cap.

10/17/13
Added a few more Windows 2 applications, including the METZ Desktop Navigator shell for Windows 2, and the Command Post shell enhancement for Windows 2.

9/31/13
Added screen shots of a number of applications for Windows 1.x and 2.x. Including a new one!  Also added some ramblings about my recollections of what made the PC, Mac, and Linux so great.

4/15/13
Added fresh disk dumps of Visi On, PDF scans of the Visi On Manuals, and a review of Microsoft Word for DOS 1.15.

12/20/12
Added some original Xerox Alto screen shots thanks to SALTO The Xerox Alto Emulator. Added OS/2 1.1 and OS/2 1.2. Added more Sick Windows Tricks. For historic preservations, posted screen shots of MacOS X Server 1.0 and Apple A/UX that used to be posted elsewhere on the internet.

Corrected the timeline to reflect that the first Apple II GS Finder was released in 1987, not 1988.

10/26/12
Added screen shots of Tandy WinMate, Tandy Personal DeskMate (the very first graphical version), Xerox Rooms for Microsoft Windows 3.x, and the Microsoft Mouse software from 1983.
Corrected the previous DeskMate screen shots to reflect that the actual DeskMate version number is 3.05, not 3.69. (3.69 is the version number of the desktop application)

9/22/12
Added a review with images of the pre-1.0 Microsoft Windows 1983 Comdex Demo.

8/29/12
Added screen shots of Windows 8,  Mint 13, MorphOS 3.1, Amiga Workbench 1.x, and Workbench 2.x.

12/31/11
Added Screen shots of Mint 11, Mint 12, and Solaris 11.

6/24/11
Updated review and screen shots of Windows 95.

5/20/11
Added screen shots of Ubuntu 11.4 with the new Unity desktop.

6/13/10
Added screen shots of Mandriva 2010, Ubuntu 10.04, and Fedora 13.

4/1/10
Added screen shots of a really rock'n leaked top secret Microsoft Windows 8 alpha release. Have fun!

10/28/09
Added Haiku OS, a fresh review of Windows 3.1, and an overdose of eye candy just in time for Halloween: Windows 7!

8/21/09
Added a bunch of screen shots of early SunOS thanks to TME version 0.6.

7/23/09
Added screen shots of ReactOS 0.3.10, which is looking very impressive, and screen shots of a 1984 pre-release of Windows.

6/16/09
Added screen shots of the Perq Operating System and its applications thanks to a new emulator, Perqemu. Also added screen shots of a 3D desktop called 3DNA.

5/30/09
I know I haven't added anything in a while. Added Quark Catalyst for the Apple IIe.

2/10/08
Added screen shots of OS/2 Warp 3.

1/30/08
Added a brief review of gOS. Also added a couple more sick picks to my Sick Windows Tricks 2 (I was too impatient to wait for Sick Windows Tricks 3)

11/27/07
Added some more sick Windows Tricks, featuring Windows 95 doing modern stuff, various hacks, and some actual applications for Windows 1.01.

11/12/07
Added screen shots of Apple Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard".

9/30/07
Finally got around to checking out Ubuntu 7.04 and added screen shots.

8/28/07
Added screen shots of Fedora 7

7/31/07
Yes, I'm still here. I have been getting to know Solaris 9 quite a bit. Added screen shots to fill the gap between Solaris 8 and Solaris 10.

2/18/07
Added screen shots of Windows Vista and added new Apple Lisa screen shots.

6/14/06
Added some screen shots of Mac OS X 10.4.6 as bundled on a real Mac.

5/13/06
Added screen shots of Linspire Five-O.

3/31/06
Added info on the 3 Rivers Perq, the first commercial graphical workstation. I put it in the Xerox section since it was loosely related.

1/22/06
Updated my Wine screen shots with apps running under Wine 0.9.5.

12/30/05
Added a few screen shots from Sun Solaris 10 and some new ReactOS 0.2.9 screen shots.

12/6/05
I have added a "tribute to Firefox 1.5 and the OS/GUIs that it runs under" with screen shots of as many of the different OSes that Firefox runs under that I could get my hands on.

11/22/05
Added screen shots of the new free eComStation (AKA OS/2) Demo CD.

10/16/05
Added screen shots of the GUI for the Amstrad PcW16.
Added a MESS hard drive image of Visi On with all of the applications. You can now run Visi On on any system that can run the MESS Multiple Emulator Super System version 0.101 or later, regardless of what kind of mouse or CPU you actually have!

9/5/05
Sorry for the lack of regular updates, I have been very busy recently with other things. Hopefully I can get back to adding stuff a little more regularly. There are still many more GUIs for me to add here, sometimes I think my work will never truly be done.
At any rate I have added C64 GEOS, and I finally added Visi On Calc to the Visi On section making the Visi On office suite complete.

5/25/05
Added photos of Realworld Desk :) I originally wanted to use this as an April Fools joke, but I missed that deadline so here it is anyway.

4/14/05
Added screen shots of Breadbox Ensemble and a few words abut the UI of the Holmes 1-touch heater.

1/29/05
Added screen shots of IBM OS/2 2.0 and Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions.

12/12/04
Added screen shots of Packard Bell Navigator 3.5.

11/27/04
Added photos of the Xerox Alto and Xerox Star. Also a new and improved site layout! No more stupid frames!

10/24/04
Added screen shots of Calmira II and IBM Workplace Shell for Windows.

10/11/04
Added screen shots of Packard Bell Navigator 1.1 and HP NewWave.

8/8/04
Added screen shots of PubTech File Organizer 2.11 and 3.0.

7/25/04
Added screen shots of MacOS X version 10.3.4.
BTW, Anyone who is still running that old IE 6 browser from 2001 needs to upgrade. Since Microsoft is no longer developing IE, I recommend Mozilla 1.7, Netscape 7.2, Opera 7.53, or Safari 1.2 (Mac only).

7/7/04
Finally added some screen shots of GEM 1.1, 2.0, 3.11, and Atari TOS.

6/29/04
Added yet even more more screen shots of ReactOS.

6/6/04
Added screen shots of Xerox GlobalView. Also added ReactOS 0.2.0 to the timeline because I believe it will be important.

4/29/04
Added a few more ReactOS screen shots.

4/18/04
Added some screen shots of At Ease 2 and At Ease for Workgroups 4.

4/4/04
Added "Remote GUIs"

2/8/04
Updated the ReactOS screen shots to version 0.2 which now has the GUI shell. Also added screen shots of QNX 6.2.1. Also re-added link to my "Good" user interface design tips.

12/29/03
Added ReactOS 0.1.5 screen shots and screen shots of the QNX Demo disk.

10/13/03
Added some screen shots from Windows Chicago build 58 and MacOS 9.2.2.

9/9/03
Added some Tandy DeskMate 3.69 screen shots (the very good "Tandy DeskMate - It's a nerd thing" site I linked to seems to have disappeared). Also added some more screen shots of MacOS 1.1 and applications that ran under it. Also fixed some links on the gui timeline.

8/23/03
Been busy with other things recently. Posted some ancient TI-99/4A graphics in my "about" section.

7/13/03
I finally got Visi On to run on a modern computer! Graph won't work unless it is run on an XT but everything else seems to work, and it now runs without always having to have the original key disk in the disk drive. Created a boot disk for use on modern computers and a zip file for manual extraction on others. Zipped original disks in to one file, these may still be needed for installing printer drivers.

6/29/03
Added screen shots of Windows Chicago Build 73 from 1993 and Windows Server 2003 (NT 5.2).

6/7/03
I finally got my hands on a copy of Visi On! Adding some info and pictures, but I still can't get it to run.

4/1/03
Whoops! Too many visitors. Some of you need to go away. :)
Added screen shots of the Banana Junior, some (not so) Good GUI guidelines, and some Text Mode UI screen shots.

2/16/03
Added IRIX screen shots and Win 1.01 boot floppy.

12/29/02
Added a few new Wine screen shots and updated some links.

11/28/02
Added Chinese Windows 3.2, Windows XP final and BeOS 5 PE (with one BeOS 5.1D0 screen shot). Also added a screen shot of the Win 1 apps running under XP, a monochrome screen shot of Windows 95, and a XP-ish looking Windows 3.1 on the "Sick Windows Tricks" page.

10/27/02
Added Red Hat, Mandrake, and NewDeal Evaluation / Breadbox screen shots.

9/28/02
Experimenting a little with my web site layout. I'm working on some new stuff that I hope to have up soon.

6/23/02
Adding pictures of OPENSTEP and Rhapsody.

5/19/02
Adding pictures of PC/GEOS 1.2, AmigaOS 3.5, and some misc. Windows NT 3.51 screen shots.

4/13/02
Well, so far so good. Adding pictures of MacOS 8.1.

3/14/02
Please note that this new server has a monthly bandwidth limit. In the event this site exceeds it (possible if I get Slashdotted) it will automatically shut down and stay that way for the remainder of the month. So if it is down again that is why, and it will be back eventually.

3/3/02
Finally got everything thumb nailed and optimized so I can try again. This means a lot more clicking for people, but keeps several hundred K of graphics from loading all in one click. I am not entirely happy with the navigation now that large pages are split in to multiple pages. If you have any suggestions on how I can make this site better, please e-mail me.

1/21/02
Nope.

1/20/02
Take two. I have optimized the site some. I am not crazy about this new layout. To make navigation of the split pages slightly easier I used frames. I hope this will fit in that puny little 4 gig/mo transfer space. I have gotten some good suggestions about alternate hosting. Thanks to all those who e-mailed.

1/11/02
Turns out there is a crummy little 4 gig/mo transfer limit with addr.com. The old server had no such limit that I knew of and no site statistical tools that I knew of. They report I used 10 gig of bandwidth in the last 11 days and want me to pay 7$ a gig over the limit unless I do something about it. I angrily close the site.

1/5/02
Added pictures of Microsoft BOB!

12/31/01
Move to new server with addr.com. Old sever was from Interliant, which was bought out.