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D. BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 1https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-9618-9_6

6. Using the Xfce Desktop

David Both1  
Raleigh, NC, USA


In this chapter you will learn
  • Why Xfce is a good desktop to use for this course as well as for regular use

  • The basic usage and navigation of the Xfce desktop

  • How to launch programs

  • Basic usage of the Xfce4 terminal emulator

  • How to install all current updates as well as some new software

  • How to use the Settings Manager

  • How to add program launchers to the bottom panel

  • How to configure the Xfce desktop

Why Xfce

Xfce seems like an unusual choice for the desktop to use in a Linux course rather ...

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