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New Training: Compare and Contrast Linux Graphical Interfaces

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 19, 2021

In this 4-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers covers the various graphical user interfaces (GUIs) available for Linux users. Watch this new Linux training.

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This training includes:

  • 4 videos

  • 20 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Understanding X11 and Wayland

  • Identifying Various Linux Desktops and GUIs

  • Using Remote GUI Desktops

  • Using Accessibility Features

Linux GUI versus the Linux OS

Did you know that Linux environments provide enhanced configuration and customization in their ability to use an underlying Linux operating system and a separate Linux Desktop or a Linux Graphical User Interface (GUI)? This might be a foreign concept to Windows and Mac users, but one configuration benefit of Linux environments is to provide this capability.

When a user installs a distribution of Linux for the first time, be it Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, or any of the other various distributions, by default, they will also be using the Linux GUI that comes with this distribution install.

If Linux users are looking for enhanced customization, such as running a selected Linux distribution to act as the underlying operating system, while running a separate, more customized GUI that meets the look and feel they are seeking, they can do so. This process of adding a separate selected GUI is as easy as installing any other application a user would perform on their system.

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