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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Lesson 1. Getting Started

The first lesson we will learn in this book is how to get started using Unix by connecting to and logging in to your Unix system with a set of credentials. We will also cover the concepts behind text-based and graphical-based logins, as well as how to log out.

Unix has been around for a long time; before Y2K and the growth and explosion of the Internet, Unix was used in systems everywhere. Throughout the years, instead of continuing to be known as a difficult and unfriendly system for new users to learn, Unix has grown into a multi-vendor supported, easy to install and use, documented desktop and serverbased operating system, growing each day more powerful than anything ever dreamed of.

This was no overnight phenomenon, ...

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