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How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS).I would appreciate detailed steps as I am a linux newbie.

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Is this really a suitable question for server fault? There must be ton of support for CentOS users online, including here centos.org/modules/newbb –  Coops Jul 15 '09 at 7:01
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sudo yum install gnome-desktop

Breakdown:

  • sudo to gain administrative permissions (installation of package)
  • yum is Redhat's package manager, it can perform various actions such as install, remove and update
  • install is what you want yum to do, in this case it's quite clear
  • gnome-desktop is the name of the package to install
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Thanks; does centOS has the required libraries(sources) already bundled or do I need to download them. –  Krishna Kumar Jul 15 '09 at 6:58
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