- Course description
- Lecture slides and notes
- Lab and Tutorial Exercises
- Assessed assignments
- General Information & Other Resources
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2a. Aims and Objectives
To introduce students to the computing systems (DICE - the
used within the School of Informatics, and to ensure familiarity with the
basic concepts and procedures.
- Introduction to the Gnome desktop and basic Unix
- Web browsing, mail and news reading
- Basic editing with Emacs
- Additional Unix commands, and file permissions
This single-lecture course (with associated practicals) is
intended to familiarise students with the Informatics computing
systems, enabling them to work effectively with the available
tools, retrieve and print documents, and to interact with other
students and staff using the mechanisms provided (web, mail,
Only basic familiarity with computers is assumed
(simple vocabulary and concepts, such as "mouse", "window",
3a. Lecture slides
There are none - refer to lecture notes
3b. Lecture notes
These are intended primarily for undergraduate lab sessions,
but may be used by anyone who wishes to follow structured examples.
- Introductory Exercise:
(Revised version for 2012/2013)
Logging in/out, changing passwd, printing, reading
mail & Unix files, etc.
- Emacs Tutorial:
Editing Text with Emacs
(Revised version for 2011/2012)
Invoking Emacs and simple file editing
(this is a purely optional worksheet for those wishing for
some extra introductory material on the Emacs text editor).
There are none
If you have any comments about this course (on the lecture
material itself, the practicals, the way the information was
presented, the on-line resources, or the environment and tools) then
please send us feedback
really would be very helpful!).
All information that can help to improve the course, or help
tailor it more specifically to student needs, will be appreciated.
Don't worry about responding later in the year, responses at any time
are appreciated and may be more useful once you have more experience
of other course requirements and the DICE environment.