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 Clinton is an AWS Solutions Architect and a Linux server administrator. He's written books on cloud and Linux administration, IT security, and data analytics.

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