Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) – Coursework Example

GUI GUI Command Line Interface (CLI) excels in comparison to the Graphic User Interface in terms of using a single command line (Gattol, 2014). As such, users use keyboards to navigate in the CLI, which gives them speed for execution and performing tasks while using single command lines. Such ensures that users’ hands remain on the keyboard and there is no movement of the hands between the keyboard and mouse, which may cause strain as it is the case of the GUI. Further, introduction of new command lines is easier without having to change the original command lines in the operating system while using CLI. This gives the CLI diversity, which supports scripting. Hence, control of the operating and file systems becomes easy with one-line command. Moreover, the use of the single command line ensures that the computer system resources are few.
CLI features are not present in GUI. For example, GUI offers operating and files system functionalities, but advanced tasks need the introduction of new command lines. Such contributes in the reduction of speed since the user has to have hand movement between the keyboard and mouse in order to control and navigate (Gattol, 2014). This makes the system to be slow in comparison to the person using a single command line. Further, GUI demands that the computer has additional system resources to ensure that operation of the system. However, these resources do not have the ability of creating diversity, which emerges from the use of CLI. This is because GUI has unique structure and design, which supports the performance of different tasks.
Gattol, M. (2014). CLI vs. GUI. Retrieved from: http://www.markus