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Linux Technical Overview

  • Price £350.00
  • Duration 1 day(s)
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This course is aimed at delegates who require an understanding of the dynamic world of Open source software. This course specifically discusses the main features and benefits offered by today's leading open source operating system, Linux.


Experience of IT and an understanding of operating systems is required.


By the end of the course the users will be able to:
Appreciate the history of Open Source, GNU Project and GPL
Understand the F.S.F. and Open Source movements today
Identify the major distributions available and their strengths/weaknesses
Appreciate RedHat/Suse distributions for corporate solutions
Become familiar with the KDE & GNOME graphical environments
Become familiar with the various Open Source office solutions
Identify the disadvantages of using Open Source as a corporate solution

Course Content

A Brief History of Open Source
The GNU Project
Richard Stallman and the GPL
The Kernel : Linus Torvalds
GU/Linux Timeline
Distributions, the main players
The Free Software Foundation
Disadvantages of Open Source Solutions
RedHat/Suse and other solutions
The RedHat product offerings and positioning
New features just announced
Support and features of each product
The Suse distribution
Novell's impact on Suse
Administering the main distributions
Linux : A practical tour
Basic installation procedures
Basic administration techniques
Network tools and utilities
A desktop guide
General Overview of drivers, updates and patches
X,the Desktop and Office Solutions
RedHat's BlueCurve theme
Gnome 2.0 and KDE V3.0 desktops
New features of graphical systems
OpenOffice.org programs
The "k" Office offerings
The Star Office product offering
Other Office solutions available
Open Source vs Proprietry Solutions
Deployment and training issues
Migrating to Open Source issues
Windows/Open Source integration
Integration Issues
PIM offerings

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