Linux Seminars: CS50 Students Welcome!

Linux is not for chickens.

We will be hosting two seminars this week geared toward CS50 students that want to take full advantage of their Linux environment, or are perhaps interested in learning more about the free OS of hackers, programmers, and CS students around the world. They will be this Wednesday, October 3 in the SC Mac Classroom (room 229) at the following times:

  • 1p - 2:30p, led by Josh Kroll
  • 7p - 8:30p, led by Ted Pak

While Linux experience will not be required, we intend to move quickly through many of the extended capabilities that you will have in a Linux environment, from general things like "where things are" to BASH scripting, where you can program your shell to do a variety of things without compiling a single line of C.

To illustrate the continuity of the Linux/UNIX environment, we will also demo things not only on nice.fas, but on the lab macs, and on our HCS servers which run Ubuntu. Just to prove you can do this stuff on the computer you already own.

If you are coming, please send a non-binding RSVP to, so we can gauge our reception and act accordingly (move to a larger area if there is a huge turnout). Current HCS members, please come to the 7pm seminar in place of office hours so you can help out.


Thanks to all those who came.

We hope you enjoyed the content of the presentations--they have been made available on my HCS webspace. Hopefully you will be back to one of our seminars later in the semester--we will probably teaching some PHP. If you're interested at all in HCS itself or becoming a member, come down to one of our office hours on Wednesday nights in SOCH 307, have some pizza, and hang out with us!