Table of contents



Course introduction

This video introduces the reasons why this course is being offered and the overarching goals this course aims to solve.

Demo: Command-line interface

This video shows a few examples of what can be done when using the command-line interface.

Unix history and usage

This video provides a brief history of the Unix operating system and its prevalence in the industry.

The package manager

This video shows a brief introduction to the package manager and its uses for installing and removing software on Ubuntu.

Extra resources

This video is a walkthrough tutorial on how to get setup using a virtual machine to try out the Ubuntu 18.04 operating system. It was required in previous offerings of this course, but now is just a potential resource for you to use. M1 Macs cannot run Virtual Box.

  • Virtualbox is a popular open-source machine emulator. It can be used to run a Linux machine on Windows for example.
  • Ubuntu 18.04 and Lubuntu 18.04 are two popular Linux distributions.

Note that Ubuntu 18.04 is not the most recent Ubuntu release. As of April 2023, the most recent Ubuntu release is Ubuntu 22.04. The most recent Lubuntu release is Lubuntu 22.04.