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.

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