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Report on Cairo University second course

Report on the second Cairo University beginner's course

  • (Conceptor) Diaa Radwan
  • Marwa Youssef

Here are the outlines of the course

First day Tuesday 26 - 7 - 2005 from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

  • Who we are and What is EGLUG.
  • Introduction and overview about GNU/Linux.
    • Historical reviews
      • Important and major events in the development of GNU/Linux starting from 1969 till 1991.
    • The Birth of Free Software
      • About Richard M. Stallmen
      • The four freedoms
    • GNU is not Unix
      • A complete users work space programs
      • All Free Software
      • Unix like
      • Use existing components
      • Free software foundation
      • GNU development tools
    • What is Linux
      • A Unix Free operating system
      • Created from scratch
      • Free of minix code released linux as an alternative to minix
      • Open development process
      • anyone can contribute
    • What is Linux core (Kernel)
      • Perform many low level and system level functions
      • Communicates with hardware
      • Developed by developers around the world
      • Capable of running on tiny embedded system (PDAs, Robots, DSL routers)as well as the largest mainframes
    • Why Choose Open Source
      • Open Source is Flexible
      • Open Source is Inexpensive
      • Open Source developers are motivated
      • Better Security and fewer Bugs
      • The code will survive
      • You can contribute
    • Linux System architecture
      • User applications
      • Linux based operating system
      • Shell
      • Linux Kernel
      • Hardware
    • Process handling
    • Linux File system
      • Everything is a file
      • File Tree
      • Ext2 Filesystem
      • Ext3 the journalized file system
      • There are many filesystems and the default differs from one distribution to another
  • The installation
  • What we covered in the installation session:
    • What we need in order to install GNU/Linux
    • How to boot the machine in order to install linux
    • Security levels
    • Partitioning
      • Which choice to choose in according to their computers
        • Use Free Space.
        • Erase entire disk
        • Use the free space that is available on the windows partitions
        • Custom disk partitioning
    • Why to Use Ext3
    • How to make the needed partitions and why do i need them
      • /
      • Swap
      • /home
    • Package selection
    • Adding User accounts
      • Root User
        • What is the Root user
        • Creating the Root user
        • Setting its password
      • Adding ordinary User accounts
        • What are the normal or ordinary users
        • Setting passwords
    • Boot loader
    • Configurations
      • Country, time, and date .
      • Detecting sound card, keyboard and mouse
      • Network
      • Monitor card detection and setting the resolution
    • Reboot

Second day Wednesday 27 - 7 - 2005 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

  • X structure
    • What is the X server and why to use it and what does it do
  • Several Desktop environments
    • KDE
    • GNOME
    • Other Desktop choices
  • Using the applications
    • Office Applications
      • Wordprocessors
        • OpenOffice Writer
        • OpenOffice Math
        • AbiWord
        • LyX
      • SpreadSheets
        • OpenOffice Calc
        • Gnumeric
      • Presentations
        • OpenOffice Impress
      • Drawing
        • OpenOffice Draw
      • Graphs
        • Kivio
      • Publishing
        • Xpdf
        • Scribus
        • KGhostView
      • Task management
        • Planner
      • Time management
        • KOrganizer
        • Kalarm
      • Accessories
        • Kcalc
        • Kdict
        • Knotes
        • Unicode Character Map
      • Address Books
        • Address Manager
    • Internet Applications
      • Remote Access
        • KPPP
        • KPPP -Log Viewer
        • Virtual network connection
      • Web browsers
        • Mozilla
        • Konqueror
        • Epiphany bookmarks editor
        • Epiphany Web browser
      • Mail
        • Kontact
        • Evolution
        • Kmail
      • Instant Massaging
        • aMSN
        • Kopete
      • News
        • KNode
        • Pan
      • File Transfer
        • KBear
        • gFTP
        • Smb4K
      • Video Conference
        • Gnomemeeting
      • Web Editors
        • Mozilla Composer
        • Quanta Plus
    • Multimedia
      • Sound
        • KsCD
        • Kmix
        • Xmms
        • Beep media player
        • KAudiocreator
      • Video
        • KmPlayer
        • Kaffiene
        • MPlayer
      • Graphics
        • The GIMP
        • Ksnapshot
    • More Applications
      • Accessability
        • Kmagnifier
        • Kmouth
        • on-screen keyboard
        • Xmag
      • Development
      • Documentation
        • Howtos in english
        • Mandrakelinux Documentation in english
      • Editors
      • Finances
        • GnuCash
      • Games

Third day Thursday 28 - 7 - 2005 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm



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