Linux basics: The GNOME desktop

Default GNOME Desktop

This is what will greet you upon logging in to GNOME. As you can see, this contains all of the features you have come to know and love about the desktop. You will also notice there are two panels instead of only one. This might remind you of the OS X panel layout.

By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen.com.