This semester, we'll help you install and understand Linux. Further, we guide you towards automating your workflows with the Linux Toolkit and Bash courses. We'll finish the LinuxDays with our one-time Privacy and Piracy talks.

All events are on premises if possible, with Zoom as a fallback.

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Upcoming events

Introduction to Linux

19.10.2021 17:15 - 2 x 45 minutes

In this course you will learn about the wide family of free operating systems based on the Linux kernel, some of the most useful software tools available for them, as well as the philosophy that made them so successful.

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Install Event ETH

26.10.2021 17:15 - 4 x 45 minutes

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.

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Linux Toolbox

02.11.2021 17:15 - 2 x 45 minutes

We introduce a large range of tools and to teach you how you can profit from them. We'll show you typical tasks that Linux is good at, such as renaming hundreds of files, searching and replacing text, automatic downloading etc.. This way, you'll be able to recognize those tasks in the wild and don't have to do them by hand.

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04.11.2021 17:15 - 2 x 45 minutes

Learn how you can use Bash to program simple scripts that can save you a lot of work. Bash is a scripting language that is designed to interact with other programs and your system easily. Whether you want to backup your newest files to a hard drive or quickly download a lot of PDFs—with Bash, you can do it at a keystroke.

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09.11.2021 17:15 - 2 x 45 minutes

What are your facial expression when you sit on the toilet? Where did you skin itch you went to the doctor with? How cringy was the start and end of your last romantic encounter?

Privacy is a human right. If violated, you are more suspectible to manipulation, self-censoring and will stand out for anything that is "different" about you. We will properly motivate privacy, show examples of where Ad-Tech and worse wrecked havoc, read you your rights, and help you avoid exposing yourself unnecessarily.

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18.11.2021 17:00 - 2 x 45 minutes - Florian Moser

Pirates come in many forms. Some violently board ships, killing the crew and taking its possessions. Others simply want to read "Analysis I - Third Edition". This lecture will be about the latter.

We will explore different ways how to find what you want in the internet, and argue for its ethical and legal standing.

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Past events

TheAlternative: Introduction to Linux 14.04.2021
TheAlternative: Linux Toolbox 16.04.2021
TheAlternative: GIT 19.04.2021
How does Zoom Store Recordings? 23.04.2021
TheAlternative: web 26.04.2021
A World without Intel - Running Linux on other Architectures 28.04.2021
IT Project Management 29.04.2021
TheAlternative: PDF = PestesDateiFormat 07.05.2021

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