Synopsis: This 4-hour workshop offers a brief introduction to using the Linux operating system (mostly command-line operations), but we’ll do that using a Desktop Virtual Machine that you will setup on your laptop.
Start Time: Monday, June 12, 2017 1:00 PM
End Time: Monday, June 12, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Armitage Hall
Address: 311 N 5th Street
Campus: Camden
Room: Room 101
City, State, Country: Camden, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Sponsor: Galen Collier
Category: Workshop, Course
Contact Name: Galen Collier
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 445-5237
Additional Information: The primary objective is to provide beginner-level familiarity with virtual machines and using a Linux system for common research computing tasks. Virtual machines are used heavily for cloud computing services and Linux systems (e.g., workstations, remote servers, computing clusters) can be seen as the foundation of research computing. Being sufficiently comfortable with Linux command-line operations enables researchers to access tools or data that may be critical to progress in their computational work. Topics covered will include: Overview of virtual machines Setting-up a desktop virtual machine Overview of Linux The Bash shell Commands and syntax Working with files and directories Filesystem permissions Moving files to/from remote systems Using a text editor Customizing your environment Basics of shell scripting Installing and running software Basic system administration Expected Background: No previous experience with Linux is needed. However, basic familiarity with managing your laptop will be needed for installing/configuring Oracle VirtualBox and connecting to the Internet using the campus wireless network. Additional Information: A laptop computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux is required. Laptops must have campus wireless network connectivity so you can download software to your virtual machine.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff