Free Intro to Linux Online Course Starts Today

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Linus Torvalds Intro to LinuxThe Linux Foundation's free online course, Introduction to Linux, started today on the edX website. Students have already begun to take the course, which covers the basic tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users.

It's not too late to sign up! You can complete the lessons, interact with students and instructors on the message board, and take the tests at your own pace. The first thing you'll do is install Linux – instructions are available in a PDF sent to all students enrolled in the course. Topics covered during the course include:

- Linux Philosophy and Components

- System Configuration from the Graphical Interface

- Command-line Operations

- Finding Linux Documentation

- File Operations

- Network Operations

- Bash Shell Scripting

-Common Applications

- Local Security Principles

- And more.

The entire course is expected to take about 40 to 60 hours and you may audit the course for free or pay for a certificate of completion.

To sign up visit edX.org.

And for more information see our Intro to Linux Q&A with Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin and edX CEO Anant Agarwal.

Still not convinced? Here are 10 good reasons to learn Linux.