How to install Gnome on Centos 8 (Visual guide)

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What is Gnome?

Gnome is a desktop available for the Linux operating system, which has managed to become one of the most efficient, stable, and reliable while still remaining incredibly user-friendly. In fact, most users, regardless of experience can get familiar with this environment with little effort.

What is CentOS?

CentOS Linux provides a free and open source computing platform to anyone who wishes to use it. By that we mean CentOS is basically a community-supported enterprise operating system, compatible with its upstream source Red Hat Enterprise Linux, from the CentOS Project. The newest version, CentOS 8 was released on September 24th, 2019 and it has brought some new features and capabilities. In this article we will explain how to install Gnome on Centos 8.

  • How to Install Gnome on Centos 8:

Just like the recent years, CentOS 8 also comes by default with a GNOME desktop environment. Bearing this in mind, when we talk about GNOME desktop installation we normally talk about CentOS 8 workstation.

  • Step 1: Login to the CentOS 8 console and enter the command line shell. Then, execute the following dnf command:

If everything flowed properly you should see the Workstation group listed as part of the dnf command output.

  • Step 2: Use the dnf command to install the Workstation group:

This might take some time. Press y to continue with the installation:

  • Step 3: Once the GNOME desktop installation is completed, change default boot to graphical runlevel. This will ensure that the next time you reboot the system, the system will boot to GUI which in this case is GNOME:
  • Step 4: Start graphical desktop session:
  • You can alternatively reboot your system if possible.
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