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A GUI pronounced "gooey" or Graphical User Interface, is used as an alternative to learning a command language for a computer. A GUI is an example of a computer user interface which employs graphical tools such as buttons, click-and-drag options, and widgets in addition to text to represent the information and actions available to the user. Usually the actions are performed through direct manipulation of the graphical elements.

A popular GUI that is used for most operating systems is the desktop metaphor. The main work area of the Interface representng a desktop and the information stored within the computer.

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