.... a quick introduction
(GNU/Linux is often referred to as Linux)
78 Sancharpuri Colony
Secunderabad 500 011 -- INDIA
Phone: (040) 2775 1650
FAX: (040) 2775 1135
"GNU/Linux in a teaspoon"
is your introduction to the magic of GNU/Linux. The title is
inspired from the famous books titled "xxx in a nutshell". This title
exploits the metaphor of "spoon-feeding"
This course comes to you from
Algologic Research and Solutions
Note : The following is only a tentative outline. The course contents or structure are likely to be modified or altered.
Note: This is just a tentative framework. The extent and depth to which these topics may be covered will depend on the participants' background and interaction, and availability of time. ------ Day 1 ------ Teaspoon #1 -- The Linux phenomenon. History. Linux vs others. Some myths and facts. Distributions. Governing principles. Procuring and installing Linux. Office suites. Demo: LILO. Device-naming conventions. Pseudo-terminals. Teaspoon #2 -- Getting started Pre-installation steps, choosing a distro, repartioning, co-existing with other OS, utilities -- tar, RPM, text editors. After installation -- what next ? Demo: Installation, configuring X, utilities, post-installation script Teaspoon #3 -- Breaking the shell The role of shells. Command completion. History. Redirection. Some essential commands. Files and permissions. Shell scripts Demo: creation of scripts Teaspoon #4 -- Under the hood Organisaton. Environment variables. Startup. Profile files. Man pages. HOWTO. Demo: HOWTOs and manpages, course CDROM ------- Day 2 ------- Teaspoon #5 -- Development tools Governing principles. Programming under Linux. Compilers, utilities, libraries, SCCS, GCC, G++, Java, Make, GDB, RAD, RCS, CVS Demo: RCS or CVS Teaspoon #7 -- System administration Account creation and management. Quotas. Sharable resources. Security issues. Demo: sys. admin chores Teaspoon #6 -- Networking Installation and configuration. Internet access. Gateways. Proxy server. Samba. Demo: network configuration Teaspoon #8 -- Wrap up ****20020117
Each participant will get a CDROM containing a very carefully selected, and very rich, collection of tutorial material. The course handout CDROM is updated regularly and frequently. It is an ideal, one-stop resource on Linux.Here is a review which appeared in a famous newspaper from Pakistan.
You have the option of joining any of our scheduled courses, or asking for a special course to be conducted in your own institution/organisation.
Contact Algologic for organising this course in your city, institution, organisation.
This course is being offered by Dr. S. Parthasarathy , an internationally respected software scientist and trainer. The teaspoon concept for training, is his invention. He has conducted this "teaspoon" course (and many other courses) successfully, at many locations.
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