informIT: Using Your Linux Desktop
May 02, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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). An overview of the interface types is
provided in Chapter 5. In this chapter, the most common type of
interface, a GUI called a desktop, is discussed in detail. The CLI
is discussed in detail in Chapter 7.
"Linux can start without a desktop, but most users prefer to
have Linux start with a desktop. The installation instructions
provided in Chapter 4 result in a desktop opening at startup. A
desktop interface functions as the top of your desk, supplying an
empty working surface and a set of tools..."