|Author||Philip Carinhas||Entered||2000-12-30 11:12:55 by kente|
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|Subject||Q.A - Mathematics. Computer science (operating systems)|
|A decent guide for training new Linux users|
by kente on 2000-12-30 11:12:55, review #70
It covers users and groups, bash and tcsh (both interactive and scripted), file ownership and modes, process control, editors (vi, pico, emacs), X, and networking. Of these topics, the shell is best covered, and the rest is pretty basic introductory stuff. Again, the intended intro training audience is clear, and anyone working very hard with this tutorial will outgrow it in a day or two. There are many common sources for further learning of these topics, so I hardly see that as a drawback.
The source is LaTeX, page size is 8.5 x 11", also downloadable as PostScript.
Overall, it is well put-together and the details have been attended to. (There's nothing worse than an introductory guide with typos that make the examples nonfunctional.) Several of the advanced sections are quickly glossed over with unexplained examples, obviously a place where writing the explanation would have been harder than explaining it to the learners in person. Maybe someone will fill in these blanks and contribute them back to Fortuitous.
|Re: A decent guide for training new Linux users|
by fortuitous on 2001-09-15 15:23:00, review #143
Disclaimer: I am the author. Everything you are about to read is totally biased, except for this sentence.
The book has been updated and modified many times since the original post. Some chapters have been significantly rearranged. We hope that these revisions have improved the manual significantly.
It is the intent of the author that the instructor to go through this manual completely before giving the class. There are important nuances that are only seen after doing the examples.
In as much as possible, we have designed the book so that the lecture and the problems are integrated very closely, creating an environment where the student can perform examples while the material is taught. It is hoped that this will create a greater interaction between the instructor and student.
-Dr. P. A. Carinhas
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