Getting Started with Linux

by David Clinton

You've heard that Linux is the future of enterprise computing and you're looking for a way in. Let me introduce you to the world of open source computing, with stops for multiple installation pathways and both physical and virtual environments.

What you'll learn

Take your first confident steps into the world of Linux administration. In this course, Getting Started with Linux, you will learn the basics of installing and managing Linux systems. First, you will introduce yourself to finding and working with Linux distributions, desktops, and open source software. Next, you will learn to control and optimize the Linux runtime environment. Finally, you will use both physical and virtual Linux instances to install and manage server applications like the Apache HTTP web server and the Nextcloud file sharing suite. When you’ve finished this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to plan, deploy, and administrate your own simple desktop and server Linux machines.

About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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