Linux: Introduction and Applications
PROVISIONAL COURSE CONTENTSection 1:Introduction & Preparing an installation
- What is Linux?
- Why should you be interested?
- What to run it on?
- Convert or sit in both camps?
- Partitioning the disc
- Choosing a distribution - Red Hat Vs Corel
- Perspective: The History of Unix and Linux
Section 2: Installation
- The initial boot and install procedure
- Working through the options
- Troubleshooting problems
- Determining supported devices
- Perspective: The Linux Release model (2.2 Vs. 2.3, GNU, etc)
- Filesystem layout
- Mounting devices (CD-ROM, ZIP, etc)
- The X Window System (Part 1 - How the pieces fit together)
- Determining information about your machine (/proc, dmesg, etc)
- The X Window System (Part 2 - The Programming Toolkits)
- Perspective: Portability (SMP, DECalpha, SPARC, etc)
Section 4: The Gnome Desktop
- The Architecture and GTK+
- Finding your way around
- The File Manager
- The Window Manager
- The Help Browser
- Configuring menus
- Perspective: The GPL and what it means to you
Section 5: Applications
Section 6: Configuration
- Installing StarOffice
- Word Processor
- Overview of other applications
- Perspective: The many uses of Linux
- Setting up PPP
- Configuring your printer
- Local Area Networks
- File Sharing
- Printer Sharing
- Prespective: Beyond the desktop (Servers, Web, RealTime, embedded systems)
To be advised.
THE LECTURERSBevis King is a Senior Software Engineer/System Administrator for the Surrey Centre for Research in Ion Beam Applications (SCRIBA) within the School . His main areas of responsibility are developing software for the Ion Beam Centre and maintaining the machines used by the SCRIBA research group.
Bevis came to the University of Surrey in November 1990 from Imperial College in the University of London where he'd been a system programmer in the Department of Computing. Prior to that he was Data Processing Manager at Applied Property Research Ltd, a commercial database provider based in the City of London.
Tim Southerwood is an experienced systems administrator specialising in Linux and Windows NT. He has worked for the University of Surrey for more than five years and previously worked for the Government in Systems Administration and Programming.
Tim has worked on a wide variety of systems including Novell, MS Windows and Unix. He has used Linux and its associated tools in a number of applications.
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Barbara Steel: 18 April 2000