Difference between revisions of "Course"

From E&E Students
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 27: Line 27:
The course is based on the [http://ubuntu.sun.ac.za Ubuntu Linux] distribution.
#The [[Informal_Linux_History | history]] of GNU, Linux and OSS.
#The [[Informal_Linux_History | history]] of GNU, Linux and OSS.

Revision as of 11:21, 30 September 2005

Introduction / Inleiding

The Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering invites you to attend this Linux course. The purpose of the course is to introduce the Linux Desktop and how to use it. Ubuntu is used as the Linux platform for instruction.

Die Departement Elektriese en Elekroniese Ingenieurswese nooi belangstellendes uit om die Linux-inleidingskursus by te woon. Die doel van die kursus is om die Linux Desktop bekend te stel, asook hoe om dit te gebruik. Ubuntu word as onderrigplatform gebruik.

Audience / Teikengroep

This course is for absolute beginners in Linux/Open Source software and is planned for four hours approximately. If you are thinking of using Linux or want to know more, then this course is for you. This is also a great refresher course and source for the latest developments in Linux. During the course you are shown which buttons do what and how to find help for Linux.

Die kursus is vir beginners in Linux/Open Source sagteware en sal ongeveer vier uur duur. Dit is vir diegene wat daaraan dink om Linux te gebruik, of om meer daarvan te leer. Dit is ook 'n goeie opknappingskursus en 'n oorsig oor die nuutste ontwikkelinge in die Linux-omgewing. Tydens die kursus word daar ook gekyk na watter knoppie wat doen, en hoe om die Linux-hulpfunksie te gebruik.

You are welcome to forward this page to anyone who might be interested.

For queries send an email to: Hilton Gibson.


  • This course is free for staff and students of the Stellenbosch University.
  • For other staff/students of higher education institutions: R60.00.
  • For scholars from high and junior schools: R30.00.
  • For ALL others: R100.00.

Please bring your fees with you to the course. Thank You.


The course is based on the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

  1. The history of GNU, Linux and OSS.
  2. Explain the login managers.
  3. The internet browsers and internet proxy/inetkey setup on campus.
  4. How to find help about the Ubuntu and SUSE/Novell desktops.
  5. Where to find help for Linux.
  6. How to use a file manager to move, copy and delete files.
  7. How to edit files.
  8. How to use the e-mail clients and e-mail setup on campus.
  9. Introduce OpenOffice and the office document programs for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and graphics.
  10. The concept of the print server and local/remote printer setup.
  11. Introduce the multimedia programs.
  12. Find out how to browse the local network.
  13. Introduce Linux Programming.
  14. Briefly learn a bit about Linux System Admin.


Send an e-mail to Hilton Gibson to make a booking. Please use "Linux Course" as the subject line and include your personnel/student number if applicable. You should recieve a reply within 48 hours, if not, please try again.



  1. Airport to Stellenbosch (260 Kb).
  2. Location of E&E building in Stellenbosch (423 Kb).
  3. Entrance to E&E building (48 Kb).

Travel to Stellenbosch and then follow the directions below. The Engineering building is in "Banghoek Road".

Getting to the Lab from the foyer

  1. Enter the Engineering Building from the 'red arrow' side which faces the Simonsberg mountain.
  2. Enter the foyer and use the lift to the 4th floor.
  3. Turn left from the lift into the hallway with the picture gallery.
  4. Once past the picture gallery, turn left again before the inter-building walkway.
  5. The room numbers are labeled above the doorways.
  6. Look for E451 or E458.

Note: For weekend courses, please wait outside the main foyer until I collect you. The building is protected with an access control system. If there are problems, my cellphone number is 0846464758.

>>>> Back to Linux Help page <<<<