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A Basic UNIX Tutorial

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A beginners guide to UNIX.
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Date Added to MERLOT: April 04, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 19, 2015


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka
13 years ago

Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka (Faculty)

A very good tutorial on the UNIX system, organized very well. The use of figures
or diagrams would enhance the learning experience of this site.

Good use of exercises with solutions so the students can test themselves on what
they have learned.
Used in course

Avatar for david haring
15 years ago

david haring (Student)

Very helpful site about find for finding information on UNIX. The site is easy
to understand but also provides detail information on UNIX. The site is easy to
move around in.

Avatar for Barbara Gaal
15 years ago

Barbara Gaal (Student)

The author goes into great detail and it is truly at a basic level.

Technical Remarks:

The site is broken up nicely.

Avatar for Martin Brown
15 years ago

Martin Brown (Student)

This tutorial would make a good quick reference for a new or experienced user.
It is well organized and easy to follow.

Avatar for Jerry Isaacs
15 years ago

Jerry Isaacs (Faculty)

This is a very good tutorial which can be used to introduce students to the UNIX
operating systems.

However, there is mostly textual information with few diagrams and links. It
would be more useful if it was broken down into components which would allow the
user to better determine what information they wanted without a lot of
scrolling. Use of color to separate the different headings and examples would
also be useful.

Exercises are included which could be assigned by the instructor.

Avatar for Nicole Gray
15 years ago

Nicole Gray (Student)

I spent a couple of minutes reviewing the material. I found it easy to
understand and I enjoyed the authors breakdown of the topic into each section of

Technical Remarks:

I found the navigation easy to use in finding information.

Avatar for Tonda Johnson
15 years ago

Tonda Johnson (Student)

A liked the way the author started out with a basic description/definition of
UNIX and built upon that. The listing of simple commands was great.

Technical Remarks:

Text a little cryptic-looking but very readable.

Avatar for Nick Kaster
15 years ago

Nick Kaster (Student)

A very useful and comprehensive resource for beginning UNIX users.

Technical Remarks:

Good use of structured links for navigation.

Avatar for Heather Putigna
15 years ago

Heather Putigna (Administrator)

This was a good website. Had a lot of useful information. It was easy to move
around in and all the link worked.

Avatar for Nirav Shah
15 years ago

Nirav Shah (Student)

I spent about 15 min. I found information very accurate and useful. This is
the perfect place to learn about UNIX for beginners. Easy to navigate info.
Very useful table of content. The language that has been used is also very easy
to understand for any kind end-user. I feel it is worth to visit the site if u
are interested in Unix.

Avatar for Gene Doffin
15 years ago

Gene Doffin (Student)

Easy to navigate. A good site designed for beginners of the Unix environment and
presented in a way that would make learning the material very easy.

Avatar for   Erdmann
15 years ago

Erdmann (Student)

1. I spent about an hour reading through the material.
2. The information appears to be very accurate, and the author should be
complemented for presenting such a complex project in such a simplified way.
3. Again, the content is very informational, but because of the subject matter I
would recommend more diagrams or illustrations. The straight text along with
the complicated UNIX subject matter makes it difficult to understand. I did
appreciate the numerous examples and exercises located throughout, but again
they could be complemented with some additional illustrations.
4. The module is quite simple to use. Navigational buttons provided allow the
user to easily move from chapter to the next.

Avatar for Connie Szuch
15 years ago

Connie Szuch (Staff)

I spent 15 minutes browsing this basic tutorial. The content is definitely
presented from a beginner level. The information is well organized and thorough.
A student new to this subject matter area could easily follow the content.