Find the most productive way to work in Linux. Learn how to access a CentOS computer via desktop environments, terminal emulators, shells, and remote tools.
- [Instructor] Welcome to Linux: Desktops and Remote Access. I'm Grant McWilliams, computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast. Finding the most productive way to work can be challenging. Linux allows us to choose different graphical interfaces to improve our productivity and help us enjoy our computers from any location. In this course we'll learn about the many Linux desktops and discuss the differences. We'll install GNOME 3, KDE, MATE, Cinnamon, and XFCE desktops on CentOS Linux running in a virtual machine.
Then we'll learn about accessing CentOS Linux remotely using both the command line and graphical interfaces. Finally, we'll discuss different remote desktop protocols and how to create secure remote connections. Linux is an amazingly flexible operating system and I'm excited to show you a couple of its most powerful attributes: multiple desktop choices and remote access. So let's get started.
Note: The topics below map to elements of the Essential Commands section of the Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. Learn more about LFCS certification at https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification/lfcs.
- Installing GUI desktop environments: GNOME, KDE, MATE, and more
- Preparing your virtual machine for remote access
- Installing and configuring VNC, RDP, and X2Go
- Choosing a terminal and shell
- Accessing the Linux CLI