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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Versions 8.10 and 8.04), Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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8 Linux GUIs: X and GNOME

This chapter covers the Linux graphical user interface (GUI). It continues where Chapter 4 left off, going into more detail about the X Window System, the basis for the Linux GUI. It presents a brief history of GNOME and KDE and discusses some of the problems and benefits of having two major Linux desktop environments. The section on the Nautilus File Browser covers the View and Side panes, the control bars, and the menubar. The final section explores some GNOME ...

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