Graphical User Interface (GUI) vs Command Line Interface (CLI)

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The Graphical User Interface (GUI) indicates a major advance over the Command Line Interface (CLI) of the console. Using a GUI is fairly easy because it provides the users with a few basic operations that can be learned quickly.

In some operating system including Unix/Linux uses a standard, network-transparent X-windowing system with a “window manager” (typically KDE or GNOME). All of the source code for X-windowing system is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, which means that anybody can access and modify the X-windowing system to suit specific purposes. Due to the open source of Unix/Linux, there is no standardization in the desktop layout. A user who is familiar with KDE environment might not familiar with GNOME window system. But there is one advantage that in Unix/Linux system the GUI is separate from the operating system itself. Users can uninstall the GUI and still have a completely working system; this enables users to get rid of such a cumbersome system.

The operating system such as Windows is the most familiar GUI in the personal computer world, as well as so-called “closed source” system. A rich set of software development tools has made it a presence in large and small businesses and homes. Windows is a general-purpose operating system designed to allow a wide range of application programs to operate, such as engineering tools, multimedia, games, desktop publishing, accounting programs, Internet surfing and more. This design paradigm provides users a comfortable working environment and a standardized desktop layout that makes users feel familiar with it. In addition, proponents of Windows GUI argue that the key strength of Windows operating system is that it provides novice users a very easy-to-use interface, while being proficient in the knowledge of Command Line Interface (CLI) is indispensable to the users of Unix/Linux. The disadvantage of Windows is the compulsion of GUI installation. In other words, Windows is not able to run as a perfect system without GUI installed. This causes Windows to be a heavy operating system.Roblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel HackRoblox HackPixel Gun 3d HackGrowtopia HackClash Royale Hackmy cafe recipes stories hackMobile Legends HackMobile Strike Hack