Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (Maipo) , Linux kernel 3.10,GNOME 3.8,

Applications and Places menu on the top panel

Virtual consoles can be accessed by holding the Ctrl and Alt keys and pressing a function key between F1 and F6. Let’s take an example.

You can cycle through virtual consoles using the Crtl+Alt+F1 to F7 keys. Switching does not terminate the active login session. Each virtual console is independent and separate.

A GUI needs to use additional system resources to load the graphical part thus it is going to be slower than using the command line.

 

 

CLI vs GUI - Which one is better?

RHCE Practice Lab Setup in VMWare and in VirtualBox