(see also GnuLinuxForTecsChange for a page that I wrote to lobby Tecschange to use GNU/Linux)
A few people, working under the aegis of TecsChange
, gave an introductory course on the GNU/Linux operating system in March/April 2003. The course lasted 6 weeks.
- GnuLinuxOverview: TobyCabot – March 5, 2003
- ShellToolsAndFileSystem: Forrest Sutton, TobyCabot & Ed Frankenberry (EdF) – March 12, 2003
- Installation of Linux: Forrest Sutton – March 19, 2003
- WebServerOverview: TobyCabot – March 26, 2003
- LinuxSupportAndDocumentation: Ed Frankenberry (EdF) – April 2, 2003
- Party! Pot-luck hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beer, interesting music and free-form chat about GNU/Linux – April 9, 2003
A couple of people are planning to teach one evening about GNU/Linux on Monday, November 1 2004 as one part of a "Computer Essentials" course.
- Licensing and Legal Alternatives
- Open Source and other "shareware"
- history/background (see FreeSoftwareEssentials) - toby
- open source tools (on windows) - nathan
- open source tools on linux - nathan
- discussion about places the students can use linux - nathan & toby
- servers, desktops, etc
- discussion of students' ideas
Everybody leaves with a windows cd with firefox and openoffice, a gnoppix cd to explore on their own time, and a 2-page flyer with the course data on it.
In the spring of 2006 we spent a few monday evenings installing Ubuntu Breezy and playing around with it. We used a variety of machines, mostly PIII's. The hardware detection was pretty good - one Compaq didn't have its soundcard configured correctly, and one Dell had too high a resolution set so there were staticky vertical "stripes" on the page.
Then we set out to figure out what people needed beyond the basic installation.
- Print to Windows printer
- Skype (proprietary)
- Real Audio (proprietary)
- share files between linux machines and linux<->windows
- recovery from forgotten passwords (using live cd)
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