Thursday, February 09, 2006

Linux Basics Tutorial on Saturday

Western PA Linux Users Group gathers to help new people to Linux on Saturday, February 11, 2006, from 10 am to 2:30 pm at Newell Simon Hall 3002. This meeting is FREE and open to the general public. Please invite your friends and coworkers so that they can see Linux.

Newell Simon Hall 3002,

412 268 4998

Distribute fliers to promote this tutorial,

Speaker: Beth Lynn Eicher
Host: Patrick Wagstrom

The tutorial will be a brief yet thorough overview of the Linux operating system. If you would like to get started and you would like a cram course in the basics, this class is for you. Maybe you just started using Linux however you feel like you are drowning in a sea of information. Fear not, we are here to help.

You may bring a computer along, but one is not required. We will be demonstrating a version of Linux called KNOPPIX with allows you to boot directly from the cdrom into a fully-functional Linux operating system without affecting the current contents of your hard drive. You can follow along with your own system to enhance the experience or just sit back and watch. If you do choose to bring your system, make sure to bring
everything (monitor, keyboard, mouse, power cords, power strips, etc.). We do have carts available to help you move your stuff into Newell Simon Hall 3002. Please be considerate and arrive before 11am with your computer so that we can get started at 11am sharp.

We encourage all to RSVP, especially if you are bringing your computer. However, if you did not RSVP, please come anyhow. Those who RSVP to will receive a free Knoppix CD.

If you have any questions about the event, special needs, or any topics you would like the tutorial to cover, please email

* Why use Linux
* Choosing a distribution
* Using the command line
* Installing programs - rpms and tars
* Security suggestions
* How not to get into trouble
* Basic desktop usage
* Using Knoppix as a rescue disk or as your main Linux desktop

* Doors will open at 10 am to NSH 3002
* Coffee and Doughnut Hour 10 am-11 am
* Linux Basics tutorial part I 11 am - Noon
* Geeks Eating Pizza Noon-ish - 1pm
($5 is suggested for pizza contribution)
* Linux Basics tutorial part II 1pm-2:30pm
* General Socialization 2:30pm-3pm

Other events: Saturday March 4, Installfest 10 am-5 pm Newell Simon Hall Atrium (3rd floor commons).

If you have any questions about this event or wplug in general, please
send mail to

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here are three ways you can find out if this meeting is a go at 10am.
Call the meeting room: 412 268 4998
Check the website:
Check your email: we'll make an announcement on this list either way at