Now you and your computer are ready for Linux. If you re a Linux expert (or want to be), you re probably logging in from the command-line interface, as shown here:
Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike) Kernel 2.4.20-8 on an i686 RH9Test login: username Password: Last login: Wed Mar 19 15:33:00 on tty1 [ username @RH9Test username ]#
Now you re ready for a command-line interface, which is the main focus of most of this book.
Alternatively, if Linux is relatively new to you, you might be logging in at a graphical login prompt, such as the one shown in Figure 3.77.
Many Linux administrators take full advantage of the graphical user interface. The default Red Hat GUI is GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment). It s easy to start a command-line interface in GNOME. Right-click on any open area of the desktop, and select New Terminal in the menu that appears. This opens the default GNOME terminal command-line interface, shown in Figure 3.78.
Now you re ready to learn all about Linux!