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This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Summary

Linux provides two basic types of interface for you to use when working with your computer: GUI (graphical user interface) and CLI (command-line interface). This chapter describes how to use the GUI. The following information is available in this chapter:

  • How to log in

  • What is on your desktop

  • The similarities and differences between the two major desktops—KDE and GNOME

  • The organization and components of the panel at the bottom of your desktop

  • How to use your desktop features

  • How to configure your desktop

  • How to log out

This chapter describes how to work on your desktop. The next chapter (Chapter 7) explains how to work at the CLI.

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