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Getting Started with Ubuntu

This course covers installation, configuration, updating, and important utilities to get up and running with Ubuntu.

GK# 7314

Course Overview

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Ubuntu is a popular GNU/Linux operating system. This path covers installation, configuration, updating, and important utilities to get up and running with Ubuntu.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Introduction to Ubuntu
  • Essential Tools for Ubuntu

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Introduction to Ubuntu

  • Configure a virtual machine using a DVD image of Ubuntu
  • Install Ubuntu in a virtual machine
  • Configure Ubuntu 14.4 with VirtualBox guest additions
  • Choose a variant of Ubuntu with emphasis on Kubuntu, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu
  • Install, remove, and navigate software packages using the Ubuntu Software Centre
  • Use Advanced Packaging Tool or APT to install, update, remove, and search for software packages in Ubuntu
  • Search with the Unity Dash feature in Ubuntu and change its privacy setting
  • Enable and navigate with virtual workspaces in Ubuntu
  • Configure the background appearance, brightness & lock settings, and the Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu
  • Configure the security and privacy-related settings from System Settings
  • Enable backups using the built-in backup tool
  • Navigate and configure the Ubuntu File Manager
  • Monitor system performance using System Monitor
  • Configure software sources and additional drivers
  • Get up and running with Emacs
  • Get up and running with vi/vim
  • Display and modify file permissions from File Manager
  • Mitigate the dangers of 'rm -rf'
  • Create an archive with tar, gzip, and bzip2
  • Configure and use sudo
  • Modify locale settings
  • Share files with Microsoft Windows using Samba
  • Connect to files shared by a Microsoft Windows computer
  • Connect to remote computers using ssh and scp
  • Configure an authentication key for ssh
  • Create a symbolic link using ln

Essential Tools for Ubuntu

  • Add and modify users in Ubuntu using the available graphical tools
  • Add and modify groups in Ubuntu using various command line tools
  • Set local and global environment variables
  • Modify the .bashrc file to create command line aliases
  • Change and modify user and group ownership of files and directories
  • Create, copy, and move files and directories on the command line
  • Use the df and du utilities to query how storage space is being used
  • Compare files for differences using the GNU diff utils
  • Perform a find on the command line
  • Use grep to search text with regular expressions
  • Manipulate and parse text using awk
  • Process text using sed
  • Explore the head, tail, more, and less utilities
  • Use kill to terminate a running process
  • Use wc to count the characters, words, and lines in a given file on the command line
  • Use curl to make HTTP requests from the command line
  • Use openssl to create a message digest on the command line
  • Install and configure a simple nginx web server
  • Install MariaDB as a drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • Install and configure php5-fpm
  • Configure a basic LEMP (Linux, nginx, MariaDB, PHP) stack
  • Create a certificate signing request and self-sign it with openssl
  • Modify the /etc/hosts file to point a domain to a local web server
  • Use avconv to format shift video formats and extract audio from a video file

Who Should Attend

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Free and Open software enthusiasts, web developers, and system administrators looking to get started with Ubuntu.

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