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This is an introduction to the Linux Operating System and associated issues. My target is to give an overview of the Linux Operating System Environment, the concept of "Free Software" and some of the major Programs / Packages that comprise the Linux Environment. Special attention has been given to the content for audience that is primarily associated with the Microsoft Windows Environment.

 



I. Introduction

  1. Linux is a scalable multi-capability OS
  2. Linux is Open - GNU GPL
  3. The Genesis
  4. Current statistics about Linux usage
  5. Some high-profile Linux deployments
  6. The relevance of Linux and Open Source in India

 

II. The Structure of Linux

  1. The Linux kernel    
  2. The File-system organization
  3. The multi-user concept
  4. The GUI system

 

III. Common Linux Applications

  1. Core Programming Components
  2. GUI Based IDEs and RAD Tools
  3. Information Systems Tools
  4. Desktop Utilities

References

  1. Introduction
  2. Structure of Linux
  3. Common Linux Applications
  4. Development, Support and Information
  5. Newsgroups (selected)




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