Interested in operating systems? Enraptured by Linux or technology? Have an old laptop? Want to make that first step into technology? Wondering how to get started as a dev? Don't miss this month's Linuxing in London event!
Linux is used by everyone from Google, Wikipedia, Github, NASA, CERN, Facebook, Twitter, Docker and many more.
This free hands-on class, by Brian Byrne, maybe just what you needed!
Brian will teach you the methodology of installing Linux, the operating system from scratch.
He will teach you how to rejuvenate any old laptop (pre-Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10). He will explain operating system theory: why we need operating systems, what they do and how to use them.
Brian will explain partitioning, along with the tricks and traps of installing a new operating system.
We are very friendly and people are encourage to work in pairs or teams.
• Participants should bring along an old, but working, laptop that can be wiped and Linux installed on it.
• An external mouse.
• Knowledge of how to boot your laptop from CD/DVDs or USB sticks.
Nice to have: a snack and a cold drink.
18:00 Doors open
18:25 A short history of operating systems since the Abacus to the Mainframe
18:45 Linux 101 - System Rescue - the whys and wherefores
19:00 LXLE - Installing with style and care.
20:00 Finalise installations
20:15 Linux 102 - a quick introduction to the Linux command line
20:35 Free raffle
20:45 Finish up and off to Skills Matter bar for a soft drink.
Got a newer laptop? (Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10)?
If you haven't got an old laptop that can be wiped, please do this before the class:
Brian Byrne is a veteran of the IT industry, with over 30 years of experience managing, cajoling and installing Mainframes and operating systems. He is a passionate advocate for free and open source software and began using Linux in the 1990s.