Linux Operating System Fundamentals

By Terry Cox

Get started with an overview of Linux basics.

1 hour
  • 16 Lessons

About the course

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Have you heard of Linux, but don’t really know anything about it? Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this "Linux" thing is? Then this course is for you. Eschewing any technical practices, this course takes a high-level view of the history of Linux, the open-source movement, and how this powerful software is used today. We will look at its many types of deployments, and the various incarnations of a Linux distribution.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Course Introduction 5:29

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses


    About This Course


    About the Author

  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons What Is an Operating System? 22:38

    Quick History of Operating Systems


    Popular Operating Systems


    How Linux Came to Be

  • Chapter 3 2 Lessons The Open Source Movement 15:03

    GNU and the Free Software Foundation


    The Open Source Initiative

  • Chapter 4 3 Lessons Basics of a Linux Distribution 25:50

    Components of a Linux Distribution


    RPM-Based Distributions


    Debian-Based Distributions

  • Chapter 5 3 Lessons Uses of Linux 25:31

    Server Systems


    Mobile Devices


    Cloud Infrastructure

  • Chapter 6 2 Lessons Course Wrap-Up 3:53

    Next Steps for Further Study


    Keep Up to Date with Linux This Month


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