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January 2010

Fundamentals Course

Fundamentals Course * Overview * Structure * Requirements * Outcome * Online Versions Overview This course includes the history of Linux and what distinguishes Open Source Software from proprietary software. On the practical side students learn the fundamental commands and approach needed to start using Linux. Structure Approximately 18 hours Requirements In order to successfully complete the Fundamentals course you will need to have knowledge of PC Computers (operating systems and hardware). You should have at least one computer with any operating system installed. Outcome In order to successfully complete the Fundamentals course you will need to have knowledge of PC Computers (operating systems and hardware). After completion of the Fundamentals course , you would have a basic grounding of the Linux Operating System. Please note however that although an introductory course to Linux it is not an introduction to computers or operating systems. We assume that you have some technical knowledge already. In this course, some internal operations of the operating system are covered simply, and this is in order to ensure that you are able to think a problem through laterally. This will also assist if wishing to complete the range all the way through to the Internals course, by giving you a grounding in simple terms to build on throughout the other courses. Online Versions * View the single-page HTML edition of the book. * View the multiple-page HTML edition of the book. * View the PDF edition of the book.

10 Sites Offering Free Linux Courses Online

10 Sites Offering Free Linux Courses Online Whether you're new to Linux or an advanced user, you're bound to have questions. Read this article for a list of universities and other institutions that offer free Linux courses, training and tutorials online.

September 2009

Damn small linux Download

Damn small linux (DSL) Damn Small Linux or DSL is a free operating system for the x86 family of personal computers. It was designed to run graphical applications on older PC hardware-for example, machines with 486/early Pentium processors and very little memory. DSL is a Live CD with a size of 50 MB. What originally started as an experiment to see how much software could fit in 50 MB eventually became a full-fledged Linux distribution. It can be installed on storage media with small capacities, like bootable business cards, USB flash drives, various memory cards, and Zip drives. DSL supports only x86 PCs. The minimum system requirements are a 486 processor and 8 MB of RAM. DSL has been demonstrated browsing the web with Dillo, running simple games and playing music on systems with a 486 processor and 16 MB of RAM. The system requirements are higher for running Mozilla Firefox and optional add-ons such as the office suite. It is often used in VirtualBox due to its small size and modest requirement of RAM. [1] Download damn small linux

Ubuntu Linux Software Download

Ubuntu is a free computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Its name comes from the Zulu word "ubuntu", loosely translated as "humanity", describing the ubuntu philosophy: "I am who I am because of those around me," a positive aspect of community. Ubuntu's goals include providing an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease of installation. Ubuntu has been rated as the most popular Linux distribution for the desktop, claiming approximately 30% of desktop Linux installations in a survey by Ubuntu is free and open source software, meaning it is free to download and use without monetary charge and is free to be modified and improved upon. Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK-based company Canonical Ltd, owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. Instead of selling Ubuntu for profit, Canonical creates revenue by selling technical support. By keeping Ubuntu free and open source, Canonical is able to obtain and leverage the talents of outside developers in projects such as Linux, Debian, GNU,, etc., without developing the entire operating system themselves. Canonical endorses and provides support for four Ubuntu-based distributions: Kubuntu and Xubuntu, which use KDE and Xfce, respectively, as a desktop environment, replacing the default GNOME system used by Ubuntu; Edubuntu, a subproject and add-on for Ubuntu, designed for school environments and home use; and Ubuntu JeOS (pronounced "Juice"), a stripped-down version of Ubuntu, optimized for virtual appliances. Canonical releases new versions of Ubuntu every six months and supports Ubuntu for eighteen months by submitting security fixes, patches to critical bugs and including minor updates to programs. LTS (Long Term Support) releases, which occur every two years,[6] are supported for three years on the desktop and five years for servers. The current version of Ubuntu, Intrepid Ibex, was released on October 30, 2008. [1]