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I am a first-time Linux user and I started learning about Linux recently. I understand GNOME is a GUI used in most Linux systems. Does Ubuntu use GNOME or any similar desktop GUI?

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By default, Ubuntu uses Unity. GNOME is optional and can be installed using:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop

Then on LightDM (the login manager), select GNOME.

GNOME login

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    I suggest installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop instead of gnome – Jeremy Bicha Jun 19 '16 at 21:05

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