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  • 1. Introduction to Linux (A short introduction) By HKLUG
  • 2. What’s Linux ?
    • Linux is an Unix-clone Operating System
    • Linus began his work on Linux in 1991
    • Version 1 of Linux Kernel was released in 1994
    • Distributed under GNU General Public License
  • 3. What’s Linux ?
    • Source code of Linux is freely avaiable to everyone
    • Linux is avaiable on few platforms now including Intel x86, Dec Alpha, Sun Sparc, SGI, Machintosh m68000, Machintose PowerPC
    • Linux is porting to PalmPliot
  • 4. Linux Inside
    • POSIX standards implementation with System V and BSD extensions
    • True multitasking
    • Multiuser
    • Multiprocessor, SMP support
    • Memory protection between processes
    • TCP/IP networking
  • 5. Linux Inside
    • Lan Manager (SMB) client and server
    • Many networking protocols
    • Special filesystem called UMSDOS which allows Linux to be installed on a DOS filesystem
  • 6. Linux Distributions
    • Caldera OpenLinux
    • Debian Linux
    • RedHat Linux
    • Slackware Linux
    • S.u.S.E. Linux
    • others
  • 7. Linux Applications
    • Networking Tools, Internet Utilities
    • Development Tools
    • Office Suites
    • DBMS (Database Management System)
    • Multimedia
    • Others
  • 8. Introduction to HKLUG Sammy Fung Chairman Hong Kong Linux User Group
  • 9. Background of HKLUG
    • Hong Kong Linux User Group is established since November 1997 by few Linux users in Hong Kong
    • In July 1998, there is 208 registered members in HKLUG
  • 10. Aims of HKLUG
    • To share Linux experience
    • To promote Linux in Hong Kong
    • To raise up Linux technology in Hong Kong
    • To communicate with Linux users in Hong Kong and other LUGs in the world
    • To take part in HK social services
  • 11. Functions of HKLUG
    • Web Server (www.hklug.org)
    • News Server (news.hklug.org)
    • General Meetings
    • Special Events
    • Projects
    • Others
  • 12. RC5 Project
    • Organised by Distributed.net
    • Distributed cracking
    • Project Manager - Kevin Ng
    • Team Rating - 599th
  • 13. General Meetings
    • Bi-Monthly GMs
    • Special Interest Topic
    • A Talk, Q&A on Latest Linux News
    • Group Discussions
    • Others
  • 14. Projects
    • Linux-related Projects
    • I.T. Projects
    • A Project Group will be formed for specified projects
    • Project Manager will coordinate the running of project
  • 15. Events in August
    • 13th-17th August
    • A booth in Joint-School Electronics and Computing Exhibition
    • End of August
    • 3rd General Meeting ‘98
  • 16. Joint-School Electronics and Computing Exhibition
    • 13th-17th August 1998
    • Hong Kong Science Museum
    • Linux Demos
    • Introduction to Linux & HKLUG
  • 17. Plans in the Future
    • GNU’s GPL Linux software on CD-Rs
    • HKLUG Linux Resources Library
    • Linux Events in Universities & Colleges