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This article was published on April 27, 2009

Operating System interface design from 1981 to 2009

Operating System interface design from 1981 to 2009
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

The guys at Web Designer Depot put together a list of screenshots from various Operating Systems dating back nearly 30 years. If you haven’t had a browse already ensure you do, otherwise have a skim of our selection below including the latest Windows 7 release.

Xerox 8010 Star (released in 1981)

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Apple Lisa Office System 1 (released in 1983)

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Windows 2.0x (released in 1987)

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Mac OS System 8 (released in 1997)

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Mac OS X Leopard (released in 2007)

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GNOME 2.24 (2008)

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Windows 7 Release Candidate 1

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