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Unit 1 Exercises

Assignment 1
Unit 1: 1. Free software is something that is free from the hands of the people you get it from and from this you can change it and modify it to what fits your needs. a. One characteristic of a free software is that the code must go along with the program. b. Users are encouraged to modify the code to make it better and share it with others. c. And lastly you can’t stop or restrict people from sharing this free software.
4. The Free Software Foundation/GNU was a project that was started by Richard Stallman who believed that giving the resources for free software was the way of the future. He also wrote the GNU kernel and system. Linux was developed by Linus Torvalds and was first introduced in September of 1991. Thousands of people world wide have helped make Linux/GNU what it is today.
Unit 2: 1. Installing Fedora/RHEL is when you copy the operating system from a CD/DVD and you set up the files so that it works properly on Linux.
Unit 3:
1. A live system gives the user the chance to view Fedora without actually installing it.
4. You put /boot at the beginning of the first partition so that Linux has no issue from booting on the drive.

8. You have to set the runlevel to 3, which is text based, and then you can log in and change it to startx.
Unit 11:
1. If you log into the system in single-mode you can only sign in at a designated console and some filesystems may not be loaded. However on multi-user mode you can log into any workstation and all systemfiles will be available.
3. SU stands for substitute user. You may give yourself privileges of any users password that you may know. You may also execute commands from the same user.
7. Child hood stories are some of the passwords that come to mind because some of the characters have awkwardly spelt names and it would be…...

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