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=== Goal #5: (Optional) Log into the provided server ===
If your computer doesn't have a C compiler, take a moment to log into the usual place you can compile homework code.
If you don't have such a place, raise your hand!
== Success! ==
== Success! ==

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Goal #1: install an IRC client

IRC is a real-time chat protocol that open source projects often use to talk about the project and as a medium for users and developers to help each other.

Goal #2: practice navigating from the command line

Many of the tools of open source development are primarily used via the command line. Let's get some practice with navigating the computer from the command line.

Goal #3: install git

Git is a popular revision control system that is used by many open source projects. We'll use it during this workshop.

Goal #4: practice using a plain text editor

Make sure you know how to use a plain text editor. If you don't have experience using one of those, ask an instructor for help installing one.

Our suggestions:

  • gedit on Linux
  • Notepad++ on Windows
  • Smultron on OS X download


You are done with laptop setup!


Take a break, stretch, meet some neighbors, and ask the staff if you have any questions about this material.

Bonus material

Here are some things you can do once laptop setup is over: