Forgotten graphical interfaces
These pages set out to demonstrate some graphical user interfaces that have become largely forgotten. The goal is to illustrate original thinking behind the systems and the interesting approaches they took to standard problems. The graphical interfaces of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux desktops copy a lot from each other but tend to forget past innovation in systems no longer in widespread use.
- Acorn Computer’s RISC OS 3.11 for the Acorn Archimedes
- Psion’s EIKON GUI for their EPOC palmtop operating system
The aim is not to cover the underlying model of the operating system but simply the appearance and behaviour of the graphical interface.