GNOME (which originally stood for "GNU Network Object Model Environment" - but
this acronym is no longer used, so consideration is being given to changing the project's
name to "Gnome"), is a GUI desktop environment
used on Linux
and Solaris. GNOME is
free and open source software
is used for GNOME's libraries, allowing applications under a variety of
software licenses to be used
with GNOME, whereas the
used for the standard GNOME applications.
Here are some books about GNOME:
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New programming chapters that cover Python and MariaDB/MySQL, plus a new tutorial on using GnuPG to encrypt communications
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Expanded command-line coverage, including a new chapter that details 32 important utilities
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Product Description: Love Linux but looking for a better desktop? GNOME is the answer, and you can master it quickly and easily with GNOME For Linux For Dummies. Written in a fun style and packed with tips, this book guides you through the installation, setup, and mastery of GNOME. You'll discover how to:
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Manage files and directories by using icons and windows.
Redecorate your desktop.
Master GNOME scheduling and spreadsheet software.
Manipulate graphics like a pro with GIMP.
Plus, you get a CD-ROM with the latest version of GNOME, dozens of GNOME themes and wallpapers, and a selection of GNOME applications (including the most popular games).
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Programming, system administration, networking, and user commands with complete lists of options
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Shell syntax and variables for the bash, csh, and tcsh shells
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sed and gawk commands
The GNOME and KDE desktops and the fvwm2 window manager
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