Comparison of Linux Distributions

By Cara Nolte

This course explores the history of Linux, the differences between Linux and Unix, and popular Linux distributions.

2 hours
  • 12 Lessons
  • 3 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Hello, and welcome to the Comparison of Linux Distributions course. We’ll begin the course at a high level and discuss what Linux is. We’ll also discuss the history of Linux, as well as the differences between Linux and Unix. Then, we’ll explore some of the popular Enterprise-level and Desktop Linux distributions. Next, you’ll practice what you’ve learned with a series of hands-on labs and test your skills on working with various Linux distributions. Lastly, we’ll wrap up the course with a brief conclusion as well as what could be next for you on your journey with Pluralsight.

  • Chapter 1 12 Lessons Comparison of Linux Distributions 2:04:44

    Course Introduction


    The History of Linux Computing


    Comparing Linux and Unix


    Understanding the Linux Life Cycle


    Discovering CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux


    Discovering Debian and Ubuntu


    Discovering OpenSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise


    Working with Desktop Linux Distributions


    Working With Fedora, CentOS, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Working With Debian and Ubuntu

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Working With SUSE

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Course Conclusion


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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