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Lecture 1 Introduction to Linux

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Introduction to Linux Welcome to Linux! In the coming 1 hour What is Linux? Why study Linux? How to work in Linux? A complete working example
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What is Linux? Operating system like Windows, MacOS, etc resource management CSIS0230 (Principles of Operating Systems) By Linus Benedict Torvalds, a Finnish student when he was 21 years old in 1991 Free software - freedom: the right to obtain source code, modify it and redistribute without restriction, except if you distribute it, distribute it with freedom. Can charge a price, but usually free :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html I want to open the web browser. CPU, do it! monitor, do that! hard disk, do that…
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Why Linux? Widely used for supercomputers ( http://www.top500.org/overtime/list/ 34/os ) more secure customized Powerful Many development tools C, C++, python, debugging, timing, profiling, etc. This course: Fedora 13 2nd most popular Originated from Red Hat, very popular for business usage, e.g., in NYEX
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Graphical User Interface (GUI) How to work in Linux? Similar to Windows Demonstration: Office software, programs, games, file operations A GUI allows users to interact with the OS using mouse clicks, icons, menus, toolbars and other graphics elements.
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