This course teaches the foundations of using Linux and Unix operating systems. In practice we will be using Linux systems in this class. Linux is very similar in underlying structure to Unix and is based on Unix, so many of same ideas translate directly from Linux to Unix systems. This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and operations needed to use common Linux distributions such as Fedora and Debian. Course topics include file and directory management, user account management, using the bash shell, shell scripting, working with desktop environments, and Linux/Unix networking basics. Students will also be briefly introduced to application software, such as e-mail, Web browser and word processing software.
Additional course fee: $85.