Chapter1.Getting started with Linux

Table of Contents

1.1. User interfaces in Linux: graphical and command line
1.2. Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for Linux
1.3. Accessing the Linux CLI through a GUI's terminal window
1.4. Shells, the shell prompt, and your home directory
1.5. Key differences between Windows/Mac OS X and Linux
1.6. Understanding the tables of commands and options



This chapter provides some background information on user interfaces in Linux.

The most important information is the orientation to the command line in Section1.3, “Accessing the Linux CLI through a GUI's terminal window” and the sections that follow.

References to further reading on Linux can be found in SectionA.2, “More on Linux”.

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