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    Good Topics To Cover in an Intro to Linux course.

    I'm about to start an intro to Linux course that I'll be TA-ing for the first time. The course has to cover Red Hat Linux, but besides that restriction I pretty much get to choose what to teach.

    I thought I'd ask here to see what other people would expect to be taught in an intro to Linux course.

    So, what would you expect to be covered in an intro to Linux course? I don't know the direction the course will go in yet, so I'm open to any ideas in any area: servers, networking, desktop Linux, security, basic UNIX principles, etc.

    I'm curious to see what people feel is important to cover.

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    Basic system administration should definitely be covered.

    Check this page for some ideas on topics:

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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    Linux Engineer Thrillhouse's Avatar
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    Arlington, VA, USA
    File system layout (maybe compare it to Windows to give the students something they can relate to) including permissions (permissions are a much bigger deal in Linux than they are in Windows), package management, command-line shell, system services, and like ozar said: basic systems administration.

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    Linux Engineer drl's Avatar
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    There is a long thread with many suggestions here ... cheers, drl
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