IT 244: Introduction to Linux/Unix
PuTTY is an ssh client for windows, which you can download for free from the above link.
It allows you to connect remotely to the machine we'll be using at UMB for this course.
The is no comparable package for Macintosh, because the Mac runs a flavor of Unix, which
means you can run ssh from the command line on a Mac.
CentOS is a Linux distribution that uses the code developed by Red Hat for their commercial
Ubuntu, based on the Debian Linux distribution, is probably the most popular Linux flavor in use today.
Boston Linux Users Group
The BLU holds monthly meetings at MIT on the third Wednesday of each month.
The people who attend are very knowledgegle.
The BLU holds periodic InstallFests where they invite the public to bring
in their machines to receive help installing Linux on them. The next InstallFest
is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, at MIT.
Free Software Foundation
A group founded by the legendary programmer Richard Stallman, to advocate for
free software, that is software that the user can modify. They sell books
documenting the GNU software that they have developed.