Just like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X, Linux is an operating system. It’s been around for quite some time, and has since reached a user-base that spans industries and continents. For those not in the know, worry not – here is all the information you need to get up to speed on the Linux platform. The good news is that with so many courses available for free online, one need not spend a lot to learn about Linux.
Free LINUX Courses:
Introduction to Linux : This self-paced course on edX platform helps to develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families.
Websites to Learn Linux Online:
- Linux programming : This can be your starting point for learning how to develop Linux programs and administer Linux systems. It also has a detailed explanation for some of the FAQ’s like why is LINUX important, the difference between Linux and UNIX etc.
- Norm Matloff’s UNIX and Linux Tutorial Centre : Norm Matloff, a professor of Computer Science, 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.
- The complete beginners guide to Linux : Linux is actually everywhere. It’s in your phones, in your cars, in your refrigerators, your Roku devices. It runs most of the Internet, the supercomputers making scientific breakthroughs, and the world’s stock exchanges. But before Linux became the platform to run desktops, servers, and embedded systems across the globe, it was (and still is) one of the most reliable, secure, and worry-free operating systems available. Learn more about it here.
- 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 basic concepts : Some more additional tutorials to teach the basic concepts are available here.
YouTube playlists for learning LINUX:
- Linux Lecture series on YouTube
- Another popular tutorial series is available by Eli the computer guy.
- Yet another LINUX Beginner tutorial here
- Linux fundamentals by Dancourses
Free LINUX Books
- The LINUX Command line by William Shots. In addition to the basics of command line use and shell scripting, The Linux Command Line includes chapters on many common programs used on the command line, as well as more advanced topics.
- Getting started guide to Linux: Linux is way cheaper, faster, safer, and has a far bigger active community than Windows. Like many things, venturing of into a completely unknown world can seem rather scary, and also be pretty difficult in the beginning. This guide to Linux helps you sail through smoothly.
- Linux Introduction: This is a hands-on-guide step by step book by Machtelt Garrels.
- Introduction to Linux: This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
- A Newbie’s getting started to Linux: This book helps you in getting acquainted yourself with the experimental side. If you are new to Linux and want quick and easy access to get started with it than this is it.
- User mode Linux: Written by Jeff Dike, this is a free eBook from Bruce Perens’ Open Source Series. User Mode Linux (UML) is a virtual Linux machine that runs on Linux. Technically, UML is a port of Linux to Linux.