Transitioning from Windows to Linux Syllabus, Fall 2003

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6 September 2003 ~ Jumping in head first

Topics: History ~ installation ~ logging in & out ~ Reboot & shutdown

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13 September 2003 ~ Installation & GUIs

Topics: Installation ~ X Windows ~ KDE & GNOME overview ~ updating Linux

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20 September 2003 ~ Your data

Topics: Files & directories ~ Konqueror file manager ~ permissions ~ help

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27 September 2003 ~ Administration using GUI tools

Topics: Webmin & built-in admin tools

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4 October 2003 ~ Software installation

Topics: Installing software ~ building from source ~ recompiling the kernel

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11 October 2003 ~ Commands galore

Topics: BASH shell ~ commands ~ basic sysadmin

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18 October 2003 ~ Day to day work

Topics: Text editors ~ office software ~ printing ~ Web browsers ~ Email

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25 October 2003 ~ Networking via NFS

Topics: Networking ~ Internetworking ~ NFS

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1 November 2003 ~ Samba

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8 November 2003 ~ Working with Windows

Topics: Windows partitions & floppies ~ Win4Lin ~ Wine

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15 November 2003 ~

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29 November 2003 ~ No class: Thanksgiving

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13 December 2003 ~ Security / Goodbyes

Topics: Monitoring your system ~ securing security

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