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Getting Started with BeagleBone by Matt Richardson

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Chapter 8. Using the Desktop Environment

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Just like a typical computer, the BeagleBone has a graphical desktop environment that you can navigate with your mouse. It will let you click through the filesystem, drag and drop files, and launch windowed graphical programs. If you’re pretty good at getting around Windows or OS X, you’ll have no problem working with LXDE, the desktop environment preloaded onto the BeagleBone’s distribution of Linux. (See Figure 8-1.)

Much of what you have done on the command line can also be done within the desktop environment. Unless you’re a command line power user, it’s probably much easier to switch between files, applications, ...

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