Linux Technical Overview

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Prerequisites:

Experience of IT and an understanding of operating systems are required.

Course Description:

Course Objectives

After completing the course you will be able to:

- Appreciate the history of Open Source, GNU Project and GPL
- Understand the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Open Source movements today
- Identify the major distributions available and their strengths/weaknesses
- Appreciate RedHat/Suse distributions for corporate solutions
- Become familiar with the KDE & GNOME graphical environments
- Become familiar with the various Open Source office solutions
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using Open Source as a corporate solution

Who Should Attend

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Prerequisites:

Experience of IT and an understanding of operating systems are required.

Course Description:

Course Objectives

After completing the course you will be able to:

- Appreciate the history of Open Source, GNU Project and GPL
- Understand the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Open Source movements today
- Identify the major distributions available and their strengths/weaknesses
- Appreciate RedHat/Suse distributions for corporate solutions
- Become familiar with the KDE & GNOME graphical environments
- Become familiar with the various Open Source office solutions
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using Open Source as a corporate solution

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at delegates who require an understanding of the dynamic world of Open source software. This course specifically discusses the main features and benefits offered by today's leading open source operating system, Linux.

This course includes the following modules:

A Brief History of Open Source

  • The GNU Project
  • Richard Stallman and the GPL
  • The Kernel : Linus Torvalds
  • Distributions, the main players
  • The Free Software Foundation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Open Source Solutions

RedHat, Suse and other solutions

  • The RedHat product offerings and positioning
  • Support and features of each product
  • The Suse distribution
  • Novell's impact on Suse

Linux : A practical tour

  • Basic installation procedures
  • Basic administration techniques
  • Tools and utilities
  • General Overview of drivers, updates and patches

X, the Desktop and Office Solutions

  • Graphical Systems
  • Gnome and KDE desktops
  • OpenOffice.org programs
  • The "K" Office offerings
  • The Star Office product offering

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