UNIX is a computer operating system developed in 1969 by AT&T at Bell Labs and has evolved into many variants across a broad range of computing devices. Today, UNIX's many 'flavors' are used for a wide variety of commercial and personal applications. Commercial UNIX systems include Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX and HP-UX. There are also a large number of UNIX-like operating systems including Linux, Mac OSX and variants of BSD. This course is an overview that introduces the learner to the basics of UNIX, including a brief history of UNIX and the various brands of UNIX and Linux; the various implementations of UNIX, either in a network or single workstation environment; UNIX's basic user interfaces, from command line to the X Window System; and some fundamental UNIX commands, such as logging in or out of a UNIX system and performing basic UNIX file operations.
Individuals and companies who want to get a thorough grounding in UNIX principles and operation.