Lab1 - Lab 1 Windows Unix and HTML CSE-15 Fall 2011 By the...

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Lab 1: Windows, Unix and HTML CSE-15 Fall 2011 By the end of this lab, you will be: Familiar with the Sandbox labs Receive a hard drive, locker id and combination Find your way around Windows and its file system Create a simple website Log onto a remote Unix computer and navigate its file system Transfer files across a network Part 1: Introduction Welcome to the first lab for CSE 15. In the next 70 minutes, you'll learn how to use Windows and Unix to run programs, how to explore and find things in the file system, how to transfer files from Windows to Unix and back, and how to create a basic webpage. At the end, you'll be asked to submit, by transferring a file to the CSE sun machines. Since software and hardware change every year, often in subtle ways, inevitably something won't work exactly as described here. If you find something wrong with the instructions, please let us know. Thanks. Part 2: Using Windows What is Windows? Windows is an operating system , which is a program that manages the resources of a computer for you. It lets you run programs like browsers and word processors and iTunes; it lets you store and retrieve information on disks; it lets you use peripheral devices like printers and MP3 players; and it lets you communicate with other machines via a network. "Windows" is a family of operating systems from Microsoft. Microsoft cranks out a new version every few years; Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, Windows XP had been around for several years prior to the release of Windows 7. Unix, Linux, OS X and PalmOS are also operating systems, not from Microsoft, that all perform the same basic functions, though with myriad differences in style, philosophy, and details. Most consumer devices like MP3 players and cell phones also run some operating system, though simpler and much better hidden from you. One of the main functions of an operating system is to provide an environment in which you can run programs. Most operating systems allow you to run several programs at once, switching your attention from one to another at will. Originally, operating system user interfaces were text-based and mostly controlled by typing on the keyboard. Most now are graphical and are usually controlled with a mouse, touch-pad, or pen. Editing and Saving with Notepad Word processing is one of the most frequent computer tasks, and most people have used Microsoft Word to process documents. Notepad is an alternative editor of much more
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limited capabilities. Notepad cannot do as many things as a word processor like Word but it is much simpler, loads much more quickly and is very useful for small notes and documents (just like a small paper notepad). Unlike Word, it also saves information in a standard format that can be easily used by other programs. For the rest of this lab, you will use Notepad to complete the exercise in this lab.
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Lab1 - Lab 1 Windows Unix and HTML CSE-15 Fall 2011 By the...

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