Open Source Comes to Campus/UMD/Laptop setup

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Goal #1: practice navigating from the command line[edit]

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 #2: install git[edit]

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

Goal #3: install an IRC client[edit]

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 #4: practice using SSH[edit]

SSH allows you to securely access a shell (like the command line window you used earlier) on a remote machine.

Success![edit]

You are done with laptop setup!

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

Bonus material[edit]

If you finish laptop setup early: