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TitleLets Learn Linux - The Lab!
SpeakerSteve Wolk
PresentedApril 18, 2018
Time3:15pm
DescriptionIts time to get up close and personal with Linux! Linux, AIX, UNIX - we hear about them everywhere these days. But what does it all mean? Linux skills are important to everyone working in the technology field. The days of running everything on just one platform are behind us, so its important to be familiar with Linux. But you probably don't have a spare Linux server sitting around, just waiting for you tinker with, right? Well, you dont need one! Can you replace Windows with Linux? Even if you can, should you? What are the advantages and disadvantages? How do you get, install, and use Linux? Is it really all free? What can you do with a Linux command line, and is it really as powerful as you've heard? We'll cover a number of powerful commands that can be executed from a Linux environment on your PC, within Windows 10, your X86 servers, or even on your IBM i! Attend this pre-session hands-on lab to learn the answers to these questions and much more.
Bring your own Windows or Mac OS notebook computer, and by following the step-by-step instructions in this lab, youll create a Linux virtual machine running safely on your notebook! You will gain practical hands-on experience with Linux as well as virtualization, and leave with a Linux installation you can continue using to learn!

Requirements:
* Any reasonably current Windows or Mac notebook, with at least 2GB of RAM and at least 10GB of free disk space.
*Wi-Fi
*To save time, please download the following software in advance:

* VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
The current version is 5.2.6 Download for Windows or OS X, depending on your notebook
* VirtualBox Extension Pack: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
* Linux Mint: https://www.linuxmint.com
The current version is 18.3 Sylvia. Download the Cinnamon 64-bit edition.
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