Whether you’re just curious and want to learn more about the operating system, or you need to become comfortable with Linux for work, there are some great resources out there to help you get started. Why spend $100 or more on a course to learn Linux, when there’s so many free sites available to help you out?
Sites to Learn Linux:
- IBM DeveloperWors: Answers your basics questions like why Linux, difference between Linux and Unix, what can be done with Linux.
- University of Surrey – More free university resources on learning Linux. This is a tutorial for absolute beginners, starting with an introduction to the OS, tutorials in basic operations, and everything you need to know about navigating Linux or UNIX successfully.
- Norm Matloff’s Unix and Linux Tutorial Center – Norm Matloff, a professor of Computer Science, has written a variety of free Linux and Unix tutorials for independent study. In addition to presentations providing guidance for complete beginners (including help installing Linux on your machine), he includes more advanced information.
- Novell OpenCourseWare Project – Novell’s free, self-directed courses are free and follow a more traditional course format than some of the other sites listed here. If you need the structure of exercises and assessments, these are the courses for you. Novell covers subject matter ranging from the very basic to advanced.
- Linux Security for Beginners – This free course from Linuxtopia helps beginners navigate Linux security. It explores everything firewalls, wireless security, and more. A great resource for anyone interested in learning how to use Linux safely and securely.
Linux Courses with Video Lectures:
YouTube Playlists for Linux:
Free Linux Books:
- The Linux Command Line by William Shotts
- Linux Guide by MakeUseOf
- Introduction to Linux; step by step book
- Ubuntu Pocket Guide
Did we miss any other good Linux learning resources? Add them in the comments.