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Jan 26, 2019
1h 43m
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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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello there, and welcome to my course, Getting Started with Linux. These days understanding Linux, the dominant operating system of the cloud, Internet of Things, DevOps, and Enterprise server worlds is as important to an IT career as strong coffee, perhaps even more so. This course can get you up and running with Linux whether or not you've spent time with it before. I'll introduce you to the Linux and open source ecosystem, the proper care and feeding of your Linux environment, the power of software package management systems, the flexibility and efficiency of server virtualization, and some basics of server application administration. By the end of the course you'll be comfortable installing and managing simple Linux deployments and have the knowledge necessary to better understand what Linux can do for you and your career and how you can continue building on your Linux administration skills. So please do join me for, Getting Started with Linux, here on Pluralsight.