Join Grant McWilliams for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Linux: Overview and Installation.
- [Instructor] If you've never used Linux before, don't worry. This course is designed for those who are brand-new to Linux. We will be using a virtual machine to install Linux, so we won't be overriding your computer's original operating system. You should be comfortable installing software on your computer, and you will also need to be sure that you have administrator access. While we will be using Windows in this course, the software is also cross-platform, so if you have a Mac, you can also follow along. We will be downloading some very large files, so be sure you have a fast Internet connection, and at least 10 to 15 gigabytes of available storage on your hard drive.
- Identify the basic components of a Linux distribution.
- Explain why it is important to note the VirtualBox host key on your installation.
- Point out one way you could modify the settings of your VM before installing CentOS.
- Determine the first thing you should do when logging into a newly installed VM for the first time.
- Tell how to use Gnome 3’s overview mode to start any application.