Introduction to Linux
In this introductory course, we’ll be getting familiar with Linux and how to navigate within a Linux environment!
Time to completeApprox. 8 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
About this course
In this introductory course on Linux, we’ll be learning about what Linux is exactly. We’ll learn about its history and different versions of Linux.
We’ll teach you how to set up Linux Ubuntu on your computer, and guide you through exploring the pre-installed apps, how to install apps, the Linux file system, and the role of server applications.
No introduction to Linux is complete without teaching the Linux shell, aka Bash! You will learn how to use text commands to navigate through a file system, view and change files,
You’ll learn how to use Bash commands and write Bash scripts that allow you to automate tasks and power up what we can do in Linux.
We’ll also show you how to define Linux users and how to set permissions for files.
There are plenty of lessons, quizzes, and projects ahead, so let’s get started!
Syllabus7 lessons • 1 projects • 6 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
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Frequently asked questions about Linux
Linux is an operating system you’ll find powering all kinds of computers, from self-driving cars to servers and IoT devices — and it can also refer to operating systems based on Linux, like Ubuntu. It even forms the foundation of other popular operating systems like Android and Chrome OS.