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We are students of ETH who help you with linux
at our events and in our office. For free!

Because we love Open Source and Free Software
and want to help you to get started (here's why).

tux, the linux mascot
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Introduction to Free Software

Thu 08.10.2020 17:15 - 19:00 | University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland, KOH B 10

We are waiting for final confirmation of the room reservation.

Discover the differences between Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and proprietary software, and find out why these differences matter.
This captivating lecture will provide you with information about the advantages of Free Software licenses, as well as show you the historical background of the Linux kernel.
Additionally, we show why Free Software and Open Data is important even beyond the world of Linux.

Learn how you can regain full control over your data!

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Introduction to Linux

Tue 13.10.2020 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 7

We are waiting for final confirmation of the room reservation.

Now that you know the ethical advantages of Free Software, in this course you will learn about a wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, as well as some of the most useful software tools available for them.

Find out how easy to use and yet powerful Linux systems are, discover their advantages when compared to other operating systems, and get to understand their basic structure and most important concepts.
Furthermore, discover different flavours of Linux and get a feeling for which distribution and desktop environment would be the right match for you.

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Install Event ETH

Tue 20.10.2020 17:00 - 21:30 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 7

We are waiting for final confirmation of the room reservation.

Get started with Linux by installing it on your computer.

Of course, we'll help you: Bring your laptop and charger and we will personally assist you with the installation of Linux as well as with your first steps and basic customization.
You can choose to keep your existing operating system and install Linux next to it.
Still, it's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

Note that you can sign up in one of 4 time slots each day.
You may of course stay longer than the indicated time should we encounter issues with installing Linux on your laptop.

ChromeBooks (all versions), Apple MacBook Pros (after Oct. 2016) and Apple MacBooks (12" model) are not well supported by Linux due to hardware restrictions, and we do not recommend installing Linux on those devices.
If you intend to buy a new laptop to install Linux on, stay away from these devices altogether.

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Install Event UZH

Thu 22.10.2020 17:00 - 21:30 | University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland, Y01-F-49 | register

All Corona safety measures can be implemented, and the room reservation is confirmed.

Get started with Linux by installing it on your computer.

Of course, we'll help you: Bring your laptop and charger and we will personally assist you with the installation of Linux as well as with your first steps and basic customization.
You can choose to keep your existing operating system and install Linux next to it.
Still, it's important to back up your data before you come, just to be on the safe side.

Note that you can sign up in one of 4 time slots each day.
You may of course stay longer than the indicated time should we encounter issues with installing Linux on your laptop.

ChromeBooks (all versions), Apple MacBook Pros (after Oct. 2016) and Apple MacBooks (12" model) are not well supported by Linux due to hardware restrictions, and we do not recommend installing Linux on those devices.
If you intend to buy a new laptop to install Linux on, stay away from these devices altogether.

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Console Toolkit - Part 1

Mon 26.10.2020 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG F 7

We are waiting for final confirmation of the room reservation.

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best out of it.
Learn how to utilize the console and work towards mastering it in this two-part course.

We will start with the basics, and present you some useful terminal applications designed to simplify your workflow.
Furthermore, you may directly solidify the abilities you learn by solving short exercises.

This way, you will feel comfortable with using the console in no time!

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Console Toolkit - Part 2

Thu 29.10.2020 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, F 7

We are waiting for final confirmation of the room reservation.

Now that you have your Linux system up and running, it's time to make the best out of it.
Learn how to utilize the console and work towards mastering it in this two-part course.

We will start with the basics, and present you some useful terminal applications designed to simplify your workflow.
Furthermore, you may directly solidify the abilities you learn by solving short exercises.

This way, you will feel comfortable with using the console in no time!

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Spotlight 1 - Vim

Wed 04.11.2020 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG E 5

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Learn some (more) tricks with Vim.

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Spotlight 2 - Unix History

Tue 10.11.2020 17:15 - 19:00 | ETH Zürich, Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland, HG E 5

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Learn about the origins of Unix, one of the predecessors of Linux which is still very much relevant and in use today.

nicolas

President
Nicolas König

alex

Vice-President
Alexander Schoch

nils

Events
Nils Leuzinger

florian

Sponsoring
Florian Moser

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