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Introduction to Linux: In The Beginning…

Posted on September 30, 2013 by TerryCoxTerryCox

Like all things in life, a beginning. As we have covered many technical and practical topics in Linux on this site over the past year or so, it occurred to us that perhaps we needed to pause and go back to the beginning. So that is exactly what we have done.
As most of you that are regular visitors to this site know, we not only write about Linux (opinions, tutorials and reviews) but we offer comprehensive training that can take anyone from a complete “Linux newbie” to someone who is prepared for their Linux Professional Institute Certification Exam as well as a career in the industry.

It seemed to us though that perhaps we could do more for our new Linux brethren. I am happy to announce that Linux Academy by now offers a complete course of videos called “Introduction to Linux”. This course starts at the beginnings of Linux from the time Linus Torvalds made his first announcement on Usenet regarding his project to where we are today. We will cover topics like:

  • Server vs. Desktop
  • Ubuntu Installation
  • Dual Booting
  • Proprietary Drivers
  • Top Things to Do After Installation
  • Gnome Desktop
  • KDE Desktop
  • Unity
  • Customizing All Those Desktops
  • Running Windows Applications
  • Basic User and File Management
  • …and more!

What Are You Waiting For?
If you haven’t already signed up for an account on Linux Academy by, you shouldn’t wait any longer. You can try it out and sample the video tutorials offered for only $1 (for a full two weeks). After that, monthly recurring membership is only $19 (or you can save money by signing up for a quarterly account at $38, you buy two months and get one for free).
Membership has it’s privileges! There are almost 200 videos covering everything you would want to know about Linux, everything you NEED to know about Linux as well as access to your own personal server for your use to practice the topics you are watching, all included for that one low price. What are you waiting for, sign up today!

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