Advanced IT Terms | Noun

the one thing hacker tv series miss. This and basic programming knowledge. Acronym for “Graphical User Interface”, GUI is what you see when you fire up your operating system or any app for that matter (from your wallpaper and desktop icons to your app navigation). It's pronounced “gooey” and it has stuck around since the late `70s as the user-friendly alternative to text-based command prompts. GUI is a subset of UI, where UI stands for any user interface, graphical or not.


Producer: “They cancelled our show. They want to invest in a new series starring an environmental activist hacker.” Director: “Well, that's easy. Get rid of all the plastic straws and the GUIs.”

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