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Linux User



Julio García-

Course objectives

In this course the student will learn to install and configure Linux. You will learn to handle graphical environments such as KDE and GNOME. You will learn to use OpenOffice as an office tool and to use the vi text editor. Finally you will learn the basics of Linux administration: backups, user accounts, and script programming.

Addressed to

Students who want to learn how to install and use the Linux operating system.


Course content

Unit 1: Introduction to Linux

What is Linux?

Multiuser and Multitasking Systems

Free Software and Open Source

Linux distributions

Los Lives CD (Knoppix)

Unit 2: Linux graphical environment

The graphical environment

KDE window system

GNOME window system

Unit 3: Productivity Applications


OpenOffice Writer

OpenOffice Calc

OpenOffice printing


Mozilla Firefox Browser

Evolution email client

Unit 4: Using the Shell

The Shell

Types of Shells

The BASH Shell

Unit 5: The vi editor

What is it?

Why should we know how to use vi?

Parts of the vi

Most used commands

Unit 6: System Administration

Useful commands

Manage user accounts

Make backup copies

Installing packages

Shell-Script Programming

Create a script

Final knowledge test

Quality questionnaire

Software and Hardware Requirements

Hardware: Multimedia PC

Pentium IV or higher, 1 Gb of memory, sound card, speakers/headphones


Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7

Browsers: Explorer 6,7 and 8 or Firefox 2 and 3

Java 1.5 or higher

Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or higher

Javascript enabled

Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher

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