Interface Similiarity 'tween Asterisk & AsteriskNow

I need to get a good handle on Asterisk in the next couple of days… I’m wondering if I install AsteriskNow, if it has a a similar look and feel (Not to mention common tasks) to Asterisk 1.6…
much thanks

Asterisk is the raw base, it will do nothing unless you configure it to do it, Asterisknow is a packaged asterisk based distribution. with PX features configugred and the Freepbx GUI to configure extension etc.