Linux is increasingly becoming the most popular choice as an operating system in the IT industry for servers as well as desktop applications. For this reason, training in Linux is gradually growing in demand. This operating system has proved to be a greater operating system than the current dominating systems at present in popular use. Being available in both binary and source code form, Linux is a specialised operating system and completely free re implementation of the POSIX specification. However, to be more specific, although Linux, on its own, is not a complete operating system, but is actually the part of the operating system that separates processes, manages files, controls hardware, etc (but in this case it will be referred to as an operating system).

An Introduction to Linux and Basic Terminology

The greatest Linux tip to be given in the training courses offered by Intoweb, is to learn how to best optimise this operating system and become knowledgeable in the basic terminology. Linux tips given through these training courses focus on teaching the following basic terms as an introduction to better understandLinux:

  • Command: An instruction given to the computer with the mouse or keyboard.
  • Command line: The space at the shell prompt where commands are typed.
  • Graphical Desktop: The most visible area of a GUI. The desktop is where your user Home and Start Here icons are located. Desktops can be customised with the addition of a personal touch in pictures, backgrounds, and colour schemes.
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI): Includes such things as icons, panels, and interactive windows, to enable users to perform such actions as opening files and creating applications with the click of the mouse.
  • Icons: These can be described as small images used to represent a folder, application, or shortcut. Application shortcuts are generally represented by launcher icons.
  • Manual Information pages: These pages give detailed information regarding a command or file; manual pages generally offer a less detailed explanation than information pages.
  • Panel: This is located at the bottom of the computer desktop and can thus be referred to as the desktop toolbar. This toolbar consists of the Main Menu button and shortcut icons, which can be customised according to the majority of commonly used programs.
  • Root: With complete access to the system, root can be described as an administration user account creation during the process of installation. In order to perform certain tasks in administration such as running system configuration tools, the user needs to be logged in as root. The creation of user accounts is done so that the typical user tasks can be performed without having to use the root account. This has the ability to reduce the chance of permanently damaging applications or the installation of Linux.
  • Shell prompt: This is a command line interface occurring between Linux and the user. Interpretation of user commands is done by the shell and then passes them on the operating system.
  • su and su -: su is a command which gives the user access to the system accounts. While still inside the user account shell, typing su to switch the root account gives access to important system files which can be changed. Using the su- command when logging on makes the user the root within the root account shell.
  • X or X Window System: Gives reference to the graphical user interface environment. "in X" or "running X" means that the user is working rather than in a console environment, in a GUI.

What Can Intoweb Do?

Intoweb is an experienced IT company with great knowledge in the Linux operating system. For this reason we are the best choice when considering obtaining training in Linux. We have included Linux tips into our courses to further enhance our training and knowledge acquired by students in Linux. We are determined that every student attending one of our Linux training courses leaves with the necessary knowledge required to make the best use of Linux. Therefore Intoweb emphasises useful Linux tips throughout the duration of our courses. Intoweb currently offers 5 different courses in Linux. These include:

  • Linux Essentials
  • Linux Networking
  • Linux Security
  • Linux GUI Administration Course 100a
  • Linux GUI Networking Course 100b

Intoweb is the number one choice when it comes to learning the Linux operating system and making the best use of all that it offers. We have the best Linux tips for instilling the students attending our Linux training courses with the knowledge and skills required for the optimal use of Linux. For more information on how you can sign up for our Linux training and to utilise the Linux tips we offer, do not hesitate in Contacting Us