Preparations for clients session
- How Operating Systems Work by Dave Coustan and Curt Franklin, How Stuff Works. Look especially at the distinction between single-user, multi-tasking and multi-user operating systems
- Introduction to Client Server Networks by Bradley Mitchell, About.com
you might also glance at
- How Laptops Work by by Tracy V. Wilson and Robert Valdes, How Stuff Works
- and at FTP Client Software Frequently Asked Questions, but don't purchase anything
- In Web Design in a Nutshell , 3rd Edition, read parts of chapter 4, "A Beginner's Guide to the Server" Uploading Documents (FTP) through The FTP Process.
on Open Source
- read What does open source mean? in How Stuff Works. This is part of the - next session's discussion of operating systems.