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Syllabus for OS Distributions

Jeff Cosper's picture
Thu, 2010-12-30 07:20

This is the Syllabus for your Course. Any course participant is allowed to edit this page.

This course dives into the basic skills required to install and modify an open-source operating system to your liking. You will learn what goes into creating an operating system, what open-source distributions are available and how they differ from Windows/Mac, how to modify an existing distribution and you will explore some of the economic models and legal aspects of open licensing.

The focus of the course will be on exploring how individuals and groups can utilize open-source software to create a more enjoyable and individualized experience with technology.

Material for the course will largely be derived from the Free Technology Academy (FTA)

Participants are encouraged to explore open-source software including, but certainly not limited to, the following:
Linux -
Ubuntu -
Chrome -
Open Source -
Fedora -


FreeBSD -

pborzel's picture
Tue, 2011-01-18 23:56

FreeBSD -
OpenBSD -
NetBSD -
FreeDOS -
list of free open source operating systems and tools -

love the idea of this course and would love to join.

solo como pregunta..... en el

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Luis Pinto
Thu, 2011-01-27 20:09

solo como pregunta..... en el desarrollo de este curso ┬┐trataremos los puntos de optimizaci├│n del sistema? es decir no solo modificar el entorno sino tambien manipular lo que esta atras de el para que sea agradable visualmente y agradable con respecto a bajos requerimientos y desecho de tareas inutiles para el usuario.... muchas gracias de antemano por esa aclaratoria.... que tengan buen dia

ROS, ReactOS,

Virgilio Ruilova's picture
Virgilio Ruilova
Sun, 2011-02-06 18:55

ROS, ReactOS,
BeOS, Haiku,

I am new to p2pu. I want to

girish gupta's picture
girish gupta
Sat, 2011-02-26 09:48

I am new to p2pu. I want to know when this course will start or it is already running. I am reading Operating Systems
Design and Implementation, 3/e by Andrew S. Tanenbaum.
Thanks in Advance.

can i get any certificate for

Rushikesh Bage's picture
Rushikesh Bage
Thu, 2011-03-17 09:03

can i get any certificate for this course ?

is there any update about

zaki patel's picture
zaki patel
Fri, 2011-04-01 06:53

is there any update about this course?