Instructor: Phil Otken
This course is intended for folks with little or no background in UNIX. It is recommended that every person interested in learning UNIX have a system available for practice, since the typical minimum learning curve for getting a job with a UNIX system is about 1 year. If a UNIX system is not available for practice at work (best and least expensive option), there are at least two other options:
Please note that this is a BIG download. CDROM copies are available - see the website for details. This is a particularly appropriate solution for laptops. You'll need 100-200MB free hard drive space. Cygwin comes with the GCC C/C++ compiler and lots of other very useful goodies.
I recommend spending one hour a day, every day, learning something new. With time and persistence, this much work will do wonders for your income, and miracles for your attitude.
The root address of these notes is:
There will also be helpful hints posted from time to time, as well as links to very useful Linux and UNIX sites.
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