CP03_linux - Linux Common Linux features Multi-user(user accounts multiple users logged in Multitasking(Servers daemons Graphical user interface(X

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1 Linux Linux Common Linux features ± Multi-user (user accounts, multiple users logged in) ± Multitasking (Servers, daemons) ± Graphical user interface (X Window system) ± Hardware support (drivers) ± Network connectivity ± Network servers ± Application support 2 Linux Linux Short History 1991 - Linus Torwald (Finland/Helsinki) That was a graduate project! Open source project Many distributions 3 Linux distributions 4 Linux and Computational Physics Clusters !!! Desktops Servers Compilers Applications 5 About Linux ± Good books Running LINUX, M. Welsh et. al., O'Reilly (2003) ± Useful websites www.linux.org 6 Linux for users Graphical user interface (X Window system) Shell (command line) Alt-F7 - switching between text based (command line) and X window
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7 Shell - Commands Commands are case sensitive ! i.e. help Help getting help on a command “ rmdir man rmdir Important commands passwd - change password yppasswd – change password on network exit - exit from shell (or account)
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2009 for the course PHYSICS 811 taught by Professor Godunov during the Fall '09 term at Old Dominion.

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