Unix Support

Unix: Intoduction to the Graphical User Interface

This courese is no longer given. It was too “introductory”.

Course description

This course is aimed at those new to the Unix environment and introduces the default graphical environment to them. No previous experience with the Unix environment is assumed and this course is probably unsuitable for those with any significant experience.

The course interleaves short lectured introductions and the longer practical sessions. It is designed to be suitable for people to take away and work with themselves on any Linux system roughly comparable with PWF Linux.

By the end of the course attendees should be able to confidently use the graphical user interface on a desktop Unix system. They should be able to navigate around the Unix file system from the command line and use a number of basic, common Unix graphical applications.


The notes for this course are available in various formats. We also provide the starting files for the course as a “tar ball”. True novices may need to ask for help unpacking these.

All comments or questions regarding this course, and the course materials provided on this page, should be sent to unix-support@ucs.cam.ac.uk.

The title of this document is: Unix: Intoduction to the Graphical User Interface
URL: http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/courses/UnixGUI/index.html