Video Overview

Ubuntu consists of many component parts from the boot loader to the kernel, window manager and so on. This screencast provides a high level overview of each major component as seen from the initial boot up of a live environment to the desktop.

Target Audience

  • People unfamiliar with the Linux environment who wish to know more about what makes Linux tick.


  • None

Required Knowledge

  • Basic familiarity with PC.

Recommended Knowledge

  • None


  • Describe (at a high level) the boot-up process
  • Explain some of the major components in an Ubuntu system


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