1. What is free software? List three characteristics of free software.
Free software is software that users have the freedom to distribute and change.
3 characteristics are: 1. Source code has to be distributed with the program. 2. You cannot restrict people from redistributing/modifying/using the software. 3. Users must be allowed to redistribute modified versions under the same terms/licensing.
4. What is the Free Software Foundation/GNU? What is Linux? Which parts of the Linux operating system did each provide? Who else has helped build and refine this operating system?
GNU stands for "GNU'S Not Unix", and it was designed to be a UNIX-like operating system developed by Richard Stallman. ...view middle of the document...
Several types of installations are possible, including fresh installations, upgrades from older releases of Fedora/RHEL, and dual-boot installations.
1. What is a live system? What advantages does it have over an installed system?
A live system gives you a chance to preview Fedora without installing it. It does not write to hard disks.
4. Where on the disk should you put your /boot partition or the root (/) partition if you do not use a /boot partition?
Put /boot at the beginning of the drive (partition 1) so that there is no issue of Linux having to boot from a partition too far into the drive.
8. When does a Fedora/RHEL system start X by default?
When the system enters runlevel 5.
1. How does single-user mode differ from multiuser mode?
When a system is in single-user mode, you can log in only at the console. In multiuser mode you can log in at any terminal or workstation that is set up for login.
3. What do the letters of the su command stand for? (Hint: It is not Superuser.) What can you do with su besides give yourself root privileges? How would you log in as Zach if you did not know his password but knew the root password? How would you establish the same environment that Zach has when he first logs in?
The letters stand for substitute user. You can give yourself privileges of any user whose password you know. You can also execute a command as the specified user. To log in as Zach, you would first log in as root, and then give the command su zach, or su – zach to establish the same environment that zach has when he logs in.
7. Develop a strategy for coming up with a password that an intruder would not be likely to guess but that you will be able to remember.