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GUI (Graphical User Interface)

A graphical user interface (GUI) refers to a system that interacts with the user visually. This GUI includes things like menus, icons for programs and applications, and browser windows. Nearly all modern-day computer operating systems, including those found on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, use this interface to simplify usage. The alternative to a GUI is known as a CLI, or a command line interface. A CLI requires users to manage a system using text-based commands, which is not as user-friendly because users must have in-depth coding knowledge to operate it.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About GUI (Graphical User Interface)

SMBs that employ modern-day cellular or computing devices likely use GUIs. This particular interface ensures that all employees can easily operate and understand the system. A GUI allows them to accurately and efficiently perform tasks that aid in day-to-day operations, like responding to emails, doing research, and scheduling appointments.

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