You must do this work in TR 102, unless you have access to a Linux system elsewhere. Linux is not installed in the other computing labs in the IU East campus.
Restart the computer, enter the boot menu, and select Fedora Linux.
Unless you have printed these instructions, your next step is probably to find a web browser and open this page in it.
Using a file manager (which you can start from the Home or Computer icons), create a directory "a110-lab6" as a folder in your home directory. You will save your work in this directory.
Try some application programs.
Find a word processor and start it. Type a paragraph, and set it in a 24-point italic font. You do not have to save your document, but leave the word processor window open.
Find a thesaurus program. Find synonyms for the word "spring". Leave the window open, showing the synonymns
Find a text editor and use it to open the file
/usr/share/dict/linux.words. This is a "dictionary" but one that just lists words without their definitions; it can be used to check spelling. Use the text editor's Find command to locate the word "revolution". Leave the window open, showing the words before and after "revolution".
Open the System Monitor tool and select the Resources tab. Look at it and answer in your own mind, how busy is your computer? Once again, leave the window open.
Arrange the four windows (word processor, thesaurus, text editor, and system monitor) so that each one occupies about 1/4 of the screen. Take a screenshot of the "whole desktop" and save it as a PNG (.png) file in the folder "a110-lab6" that you created.
You may now quit from all four application programs.
Find and launch the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Use GIMP to draw a simple picture of either a house, a tree, or a person's face. Your work does not have to be artistic or beautiful, but it should be recognizable. Save it in the "a110-lab6" folder twice: first in GIMP's native file format, XCF (.xcf); then as a PNG (.png) file -- use lower-case for the file extension.
You may now quit from GIMP.
Open the a110-lab6 folder in a file browser. It should show the contents of the folder (3 files: 2 from GIMP, and the screenshot showing the 4 windows). Take another screenshot showing the folder's contents. You can save this screenshot anywhere, but it is probably best to save it right in the same folder.