Chapter 5. The UNIX Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Steve “Mor” Moritsugu

  • Using a mouse and icons under UNIX (GUI)

  • What are X Windows and Motif?

  • A common desktop environment for UNIX systems (CDE)

  • Running UNIX commands from the CDE

Tip for Beginners

If your UNIX system has graphical icons that you can manipulate with a mouse, you can use this graphical user interface (GUI) to copy files, edit text files, and read and send email. A GUI like this is great for beginners and those people who use the UNIX system only occasionally. This chapter covers the CDE, the most common GUI found today on commercial UNIX systems. If your GUI is different, you ...

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