IT 244: Introduction to Linux/Unix
Class 2

Today's Topics

New Material

Reading Assignment

Reading assignment for this week is chapter 1 of Sobell, Welcome to Linux and Mac OS X

You need read this before next week's class.

All reading assignments are posted at

Homework 1

Remember, homework 1 is due this Sunday by 11:59 PM.

You will find it here.

Completing the Apply Process

A few of you have not completed the Apply process.

You must do this to get a class directory.

Without a class directory you cannot submit assignments.

New Material

Opening Remarks

Connecting to the Linux Machine from Home

Operating Systems

Components of the Operating System


Different Unix Releases

GNU and the Free Software Foundation

Linus Torvalds

Linux Distributions



Unix Commands

Today's Class Exercise