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|Desktop Training - Ubuntu 8.04|
The graphical interface of Ubuntu opens to the Desktop. This is where everything will start for the user. Desktop icons provide shortcuts to programs that are commonly used and the bar across the bottom of the desktop includes minimized programs, a place to change to another workspace, minimize all programs and a trash can. On the top of the Ubuntu desktop you will see another grey panel that includes a full Gnome main menu to the left broken up into three sections Applications, Places, and System. The main menu contains access to most of the applications computer locations and system commands that are needed with Ubuntu. Also on top are icons that link to Firefox 3.0, Evolution, and help. To the right of the top panel is a clock and numerous shortcut icons including a red power icon which allows the user to log out, lock screen, switch user, hibernate, restart or shutdown. Ubuntu includes Gnome which offers a sleek environment to operate in along with many new features.