Course Passing Requirements
Welcome to OPS145 (ULI101) - Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
What This Course is About
This course teaches you how to use Linux. This course is the first in a series of courses covering Linux technologies:
In order to become a Linux user you will learn to use the shell, manipulate data stored in files, use Linux commands and utilities, and write simple shell scripts.
It may not sound exciting, but profficiency in using Linux will enable you to take on many interesting pursuits - from running servers (of nearly any description) to building software.
Treat this course right: accept that you're learning the industry equivalent of eating with a spoon and walking on two legs. You need these basic skills in order to accomplish anything of value later.
Learning by Doing
Most of the learning in this course occurs through the hands-on problem solving that takes place in the labs and assignments. Therefore, it's very important to stay up-to-date with the coursework, and to practice until you have confidently mastered each task.
All of the software used in this course is open source software, so you are free to use, modify, and redistribute it. This means that you can install it as many times as you want on as many different computers as you would like. It also means that you can tinker with it -- you can take it apart, see how it works, and put it back together in the same or a different way, limited only by your time and ambition. You are encouraged to experiment and question liberally.
During the Fall 2023 semester OPS245 is taught by:
If you're not from Seneca
You're welcome to use these materials for learning anyway. You won't get any course credit, and I won't be marking your stuff, but I (Andrew) might reply to your questions if you email me.