Hi. My name is Mike, and I'm a screenshotaholic. For many years I thought I was alone in the world, trawling through Google images to find out what the text editor in QNX 6.2 looked like, or how the mouse options screen varied between Amiga Workbench 1 and 2.
Today, I have learnt that I am not alone in this world. For today, I have discovered GUIdebook. This site contains a vast number of screenshots from many different versions of many operating systems - it's fantastic.
Even better, you can narrow it down to certain desktop utilities. Ever wanted to see what the 3D calculator in IRIX looks like? Clicky here. Looking for some inspiration in the OPENSTEP mouse preferences dialog? You'll find it in this page.
After you've had a browse, let us know: what's your favourite GUI ever? I have a real soft spot for the RISC OS GUI - check it out. I've barely used RISC OS, but I love the solid stone effect. Look at the scrollbars in the browser window. Don't you just want to grab those cold, stony beasts?
And you know that 'klank' noise at the end of the Virtua Racing title sequence? That would be the perfect sound effect to accompany warning dialogs in RISC OS.