=== Report ===
I had organized a Fedora/Linux seminar at Jaipur National University
(Main campus), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India on Wednesday, August 08,2012.
All attendees were graduate students in computer science. They were
all familiar with some basic programming languages, and operating
systems, but most of them were new to Linux.
The whole two hour session was lecture based with some tutorials. In
the first half, I started with 26 reasons why we should use Linux and
open source software, and how it is a superior choice for academics.
I then demonstrated the installation of Fedora 17, and told them more
about RPM, and how to use yum and RPM to install packages on Fedora,
and introduced them to the different desktop environments.
In the second half, I showed them how to easily install a file sharing
server for home and named it as "Install file sharing server in 5 mins
with Fedora". I also provided them with Fedora 17 dvd iso for i686 and
x86_64. Some robotics students asked for Fedora 17 robotics spin. I
told them that I would try to provide the robotics spin as soon as
Finally the whole two hour session ended up with some questions from
attendees who faced some problems while using Fedora.
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