Unix is one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. It has gained success in personal use markets, such as desktop PCs (with Unix-based operating systems like Linux and Mac OS X), and in smartphones with the Android operating system. Used by individuals, companies, and organizations for a variety of applications, commercial Unix systems include Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, and HP-UX. 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