The Linux Server & Desktop Operating System Briefing

You will learn:

  • Choosing the right Linux distribution
  • Installing & Maintaining the system
  • Interoperation with Microsoft Windows & other OS's
  • Advantages & challenges of Gnu/Linux
  • Training requirements for users
 

Why people love Gnu/Linux:

  • It's free!
  • Design for Power Users optimizes productivity
  • Stability, Security, Efficiency
  • So many software choices
  • Close to Unix, similar to Microsoft Windows
  • Runs on anything: Cell phones to supercomputers
 

Exploring Gnu/Linux

  • Linux - Modular Virtual Kernel
  • X - Network Transparent Graphics System
  • Graphical Desktops Gnome & KDE
  • Command Shells & Scripting
  • Internet Services - Complete & Standard
  • Interoperation with Unix, Microsoft, Apple, etc.
  • Security & System Administration
  • End User Applications - Office Suites, etc.

The Gnu/Linux Community

  • Where's it all coming from?
  • Who's working on what?
  • Why do they do it?
  • How can anyone make money?
  • Where can I get help?
  • Being a good Free Software Citizen