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Newer page: version 11 Last edited on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:25:58 pm by AristotlePagaltzis
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-[Acronym] for __G__raphical __U__ser __I__nterface
+An [Acronym] for GraphicalUserInterface
-A GUI provides a graphical way of looking at data and normally involves the [WIMP] paradigm.  
-In MicrosoftWindows the [GUI] with all of its layers is built right into the OperatingSystem. Conversely , [Linux] has no provisions for [GUI]s of its own - it is provided by ordinary applications, commonly the [XFree86] implementation of the [X11] standard. This in turn is only a bare skelleton for [GUI]s which a large variety of [DesktopEnvironment]s are built on top of. The most common ones are [GNOME] or [KDE] but there are more, such as [XFce]. Purists use [X11] only to run multiple copies of xterm(1).  
-Note that a [GUI] does not necessary entail graphics mode; you can write console [GUI] applications using [Curses].  
-Contrast CommandLine
+It is pronounced like "gooey" , only shorter