How did people here learn GUIs

Janina Sajka janina at
Tue Jul 19 18:22:02 UTC 2016

Sam, you're correct that they're all different in how they lay things
out, and indeed on exactly how you interact with them.

However, the unerlying concepts are the same.

PS: If you use an iphone or an android phone, you're also using a gui.

Sam Hartman writes:
> >>>>> "Cheryl" == Cheryl Homiak <cah4110 at> writes:
>     Cheryl> But my experiences with all three gui systems - linux, Mac
>     Cheryl> and Windows - are each quite different from each other in a
>     Cheryl> lot of ways. On the one hand, I don't think learning one
>     Cheryl> helps a lot with the others as far as screenreader and
>     Cheryl> layout goes but on the other hand I don't recall ever
>     Cheryl> getting confused between how to work on each of the three.
> u
> For me, Mac really helped learn Windows 2000.  At least once I Figured
>  out that  unlike JAWS for DOS, alt brought up the menu bar rather than
>  silencing speech.  O, that was so frustrating.
> I've found that Gnome3 and modern Mac seem to have a lot in common and I
> find that one helped me with the other.  Not so much in screen reader
> usage, but in terms of knowing what to expect where and how to find
> things.
> I also think windows 8 feels a lot more Mac/Gnome like than say Windows
> 7.
> Windows 8 did take a bit to get used to.
> --Sam
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