Transitioning from Windows to Linux Sample Syllabus

Note: This is a sample syllabus. The real, updated syllabus is located at wu.granneman.com, which is password-protected and is available for students and guests only.

28 February 2004 ~ Jumping in head first

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

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6 March 2004 ~ Installation & GUIs

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

Commands

Programs

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13 March 2004 ~ No class!

20 March 2004 ~ Your data

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

Commands

Programs

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27 March 2004 ~ Administration using GUI tools

Topics: Webmin & built-in admin tools

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Programs

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3 April 2004 ~ Software installation

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

Commands

Programs

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10 April 2004 ~ No class

17 April 2004 ~ Commands galore

Topics: BASH shell ~ commands ~ basic sysadmin

Commands

Programs

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24 April 2004 ~ Day to day work

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

Commands

Programs

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1 May 2004 ~ Networking via NFS & Samba

Topics: Networking ~ Internetworking ~ NFS ~ Samba

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Programs:

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8 May 2004 ~ Working with Windows

Topics: Windows partitions & floppies ~ Win4Lin ~ Wine

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15 May 2004 ~ Security / Goodbyes

Topics: Monitoring your system ~ securing security

Commands: top

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