Name: [5098] Jaqui
Member: 76 months
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Description: I have been involved with computers since the early 1980's, completely self taught. My interest has been in open source software and Information Technology security. I am in the process of starting my own web hosting business, so I may not be very quick at responding, due to the demands of runnin ...

Installing and using Linux [ID:195]

a series of video-tutorials by Jaqui

A series of videos covering the installation, configuration and basic usage of Linux.

These videos will be done with the PCLinuxOS distribution, since it is closer in look and feel to Windows than Ubuntu is.

Video Tutorials

1. Installing PCLinuxOS

This updated first video is the complete installation of PCLinuxOS from the livecd into a VMWare virtual machine. It includes a small amount of the basic configuration, required for functionality, as well as custom partitioning of the drive space, reasons why filesystem type was picked and a general overview of what the partitions are used for. I also included a quick overview of the GUI used by [...]

2. Re-install, with a specific purpose for system, use PCLinuxOS to build Linux From Scratch

There is really only two changes between installing for any general use and for using as a host operating system to build LFS with, he partition structure and users. you need sufficient free disk space to be able to build lfs onto as empty partitions. and the only user you really need for the build is the one you create as a part of the process. of course, root is always needed.

Showmedo is a peer-produced video-tutorials and screencasts site for free and open-source software (FOSS)- with the exception of some club videos, the large majority are free to watch and download.

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

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