Installing the GNOME desktop

This recipe shows you how to install the GNOME desktop environment, which provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for working with your CentOS system. Usually, such environments aren't installed on server systems, but it can be convenient sometimes to have one available. For example, an administrator might feel more comfortable updating a system's configuration using graphical programs.

Note

GNOME isn't the only GUI environment available —other popular environments include KDE, XFCE, and Fluxbox. If GNOME isn't your cup of tea, the next recipe shows you how to install KDE.

Getting ready

This recipe requires a CentOS system with a working network connection. Administrative privileges are also required by logging in with ...

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