FOSS Training at Dharan

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Easy porting of computer users (esp. Windows users, sysadmins) to Linux / FOSS Alternatives. This training will motivate the trainees to get involved in development of FOSS / Linux community.

Date, Time, Venue

Date: 5th July, 2008
Time: 10am - 5pm
Venue: Dharan Engineering Campus

Targeted Group

Computer users (esp. sysadmins) familiar with Windows but not with FOSS alternatives Expected number of participants: 50-100

Topics Covered

  1. Introduction
    1. FOSS
    2. Linux
  2. Installation
    1. Partitioning (Concept and process)
    2. Fresh Installation
    3. Using Wubi (ubuntu)
    4. Adding extra packages (internet, addon dvd)
  3. Linux Desktop basics
    1. User accounts (root and others)
    2. Software Installation
    3. File system
    4. Connecting to internet
    5. Desktop effects
  4. Alternatives
    1. Internet (Firefox, Thunderbird)
    2. Office Application (
    3. Multimedia (VLC, Amarok)
    4. Image Editing (GIMP, Inkscape, F-SPot)
  5. Help and Support
    1. Wiki
    2. Mailing List
    3. IRC
  6. Shell Basics
    1. Basic commands (ls, cd, ...)
    2. Command history and completion
    3. Wildcards and aliases
    4. Piping and I/O redirection
    5. Some advanced commands (sed, awk, grep, ...)


  • Jwalanta Shrestha
  • Tushar Neupaney
  • Abish Adhikari