Thursday, November 05, 2009

A Linux Workshop

Recently the faculty of my college along with the support of the students organized a Linux workshop. The workshop focused on the basics of the Linux operating system. The workshop was held for two consecutive days in which the students learnt a lot about the fundamentals of Linux.

The workshop was organized on 23rd and 24th October.

The workshop was conducted by Mr. Ahmad Jabas, a PhD scholar of our college. He emphasized various concepts of Linux with the help of the Debian Operating System.

Virtualization was also covered as a part of the workshop with the help of VirtualBox. There was a live demonstration where the Debian Operating System was installed on VirtualBox.

Here is a quick overview of the various activities that were covered in the two days -

Day 1

Topics covered -
  • Introduction to Linux
  • Origin of the Linux Operating System
  • History of the Linux Operating System
  • The GNU Project and Source Code Freedom
  • Linux Philosophy
  • Linux Installation
  • A comparison of the Linux Operating System and the Windows Operating System
  • UNIX/Linux commands

Day 2

Topics covered -
  • Virtualization
  • Virtual Machines
  • System Virtual Machines
  • Process Virtual Machines
  • Full Virtualization
  • Applications of VMs
  • VirtualBox
  • Linux Installation on VirtualBox
  • Shell Scripting

Various demonstrations were given which included several concepts like -
  • Stand-alone installation of Debian
  • VirtualBox installation of Debian
  • Linux commands
  • Shell Scripting

The workshop was very inspirational and several attendees installed the Linux Operating System on their computers and started working with it.

There were about 65 students who attended the workshop both the days.

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