ARCHIVED: What is a GUI?
GUI is an acronym for "graphical user interface", such as Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and the X Window System. A GUI lets you interact with your computer using pictures and symbols, rather than having to memorize many complicated commands and type them precisely, as with a command-line interface such as DOS. Most computer users today become familiar with using GUIs before using any other type of interface.
Last modified on January 07, 2013.