Welcome to Alexis's GUI Gallery!
THIS PAGE IS UNDER HEAVY CONSTRUCTION!!!!
I started this page to make a far more expansive and up to date reviews (both surface level and in-depth) than ToastyTech
when eta collab and helping in some preservation efforts.
Here, you can learn about GUIs or graphical user interfaces. GUIs really shaped the world of computing and helped it to be mainspread. Back then, you need to type commands to do a particular thing, but nowadays, it's just a click of a button. While some are documented, it's pretty outdated by this point.
For example, Nathan Linebacker of ToastyTech was really helpful to archive the images for Visi On, but the install guide and the emulators that he's using is either outdated, or canceled. Nowadays, you can convert the Kryoflux images to 86f, and use 86Box, which can emulate a wider variety of IBM PC compatibles and it's accessories, including the Mouse Systems serial mouse.
Another thing is that talking about older GUIs sounds too nerdy, but no it isn't. It's natural to be curious about the world around us, and that curiousity leads us to newer innovative ideas that might make a difference, even if it's that small. I want to make a difference by learning and sharing bits of information and opinion about some of the popular GUIs, as well as older, obsolete, and/or obscure ones. I believe that learning history about everything is pretty exciting and enjoyable, since you learn how this thing was made, and avoiding making the same mistakes in the future. I hope that by reading this sub section of my site would be interesting and a worth read while learning about new things.
My goal here is to spread knowledge about what GUIs really looked like in the early days, try out obscure operating systems without you risking, and review them. I think GUIs aren't that appreciated that much in the modern world, and I like this hobby of trying operating systems. Some are lost or unpreserved like the Apollo Workstation (not the Lunar one used in Apollo 11) and some are fairly recent like GNOme 42. I think it would be interesting to learn about it.
Please note that this sub section is incomplete, with no certainty about the estimated time period of when it would be completed, with a bunch of operating systems soon to be reviewed. The ones that might be soon enough to be published are something related to OS/2 or Unix systems. Sorry for inconvenience, and it wouldn't be linked to the main homepage until I feel like it's functional even though it's not complete, or if I overhauled my homepage to look like the Activity Centers in Windows Neptune.