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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Chapter 5. Checking Out the Desktops

In This Chapter

  • Utilizing the command line

  • Getting into GNOME basics

  • Customizing GNOME

A bus station is where a bus stops.

A train station is where a train stops.

On my desk, I have a workstation . . .

Steven Wright

A lot of people like to characterize Linux as a DOS-like environment, where all you can do is operate in this antique-feeling world where you have to type a lot of cryptic stuff without any pretty pictures. However, the Linux desktop offers you quite a nice working environment, as you will see throughout this chapter. The cool thing is that most of it is configurable. Those who like to customize their systems can have way too much fun changing things around.

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