Transitioning from Windows to Linux Syllabus, Spring 2002

6 February 2002 ~ Jumping in head first

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

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13 February 2002

NO CLASS ~ St. Louis Unix Users Group

20 February 2002 ~ GUIs

Topics: Ximian install ~ X Windows ~ KDE & GNOME overview ~ updating Linux

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Programs

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27 February 2002 ~ Your data

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

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Programs

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6 March 2002 ~ Commands galore

Topics: BASH shell ~ commands ~ basic sysadmin

Commands

Programs

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13 March 2002

NO CLASS ~ Spring Break

20 March 2002 ~ Software installation

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

Commands

Programs

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27 March 2002 ~ Day to day work

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

Commands

Programs

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3 April 2002 ~ Networks
Topics: Networking ~ Internetworking ~ NFS ~ SAMBA
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10 April 2002 ~ Working with Windows
Topics: Windows partitions & floppies ~ Win4Lin ~ Wine
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17 April 2002 ~ Multimedia / Sysadmin

Topics: Screen savers ~ games ~ multimedia ~ scheduling jobs ~ backup & restore

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24 April 2002 ~ Internet Servers
Topics: Email ~ Apache Web server ~ FTP ~ boot process
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1 May 2002 ~ Security / Goodbyes
Topics: Monitoring your system ~ securing security
Commands: top
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