Bring your old computer to life with Live Linux
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Bring your old computer to life with Live Linux

• Revive your old computer • Run your own OS in almost any computer new or old • Learn the basics of Linux Mint •
4.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
9 students enrolled
Created by Isidoros Sarris
Last updated 4/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make a bootable Linux Live CD/DVD/USB drive
  • Navigate around the Linux operating system
  • Install Virtual Box and run an additional operating system within Windows OS.
  • Run the Linux OS on a computer without having to install it, using a USB drive or a DVD
  • Find, download and use Linux popular apps
  • Customize the Linux desktop
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Requirements
  • You will need a computer with internet connection and a USB drive (8GB or more recommended) and/or a blank CD/DVD
  • Knowledge of basic computer concepts will make this course easier and faster to complete
Description

Do you have an old computer lying around the house that you have haven’t decide if you should recycle or just give it away?  Don't get rid of it yet! Why not? Because I’ll show you that this old computer can still be useful without spending any money to upgrade it. The only thing you will need is to download some free software packages, spend some time to complete this course and use a blank DVD or a small USB stick that you already have.  Your old computer will have a new life by running a new and free operating system on it.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has an old computer and wants to make it usable again (even without having an OS installed)
  • Windows users wishing to experience Linux without spending much time and effort
  • Novices and beginners in Linux
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:03
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Preparation and installation guide
5 Lectures 10:49
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Appearance and usage of Linux Mint
4 Lectures 07:30
Linux Mint desktop overview
02:10

Customizing the desktop
02:16

Download packages for Linux Mint
01:14

Users and groups
01:50
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Basic software packages
7 Lectures 12:12
Featured packages
01:32




Wine and PlayOnLinux
01:22

Transmission
04:35

Preferred applications
01:16
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Course epilogue
2 Lectures 00:39
Course epilogue
00:36

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About the Instructor
Isidoros Sarris
4.0 Average rating
13 Reviews
560 Students
2 Courses
I.T. consultant, course instructor & tech enthusiast

My name is Isidoros Sarris and I have over 12 years of experience in I.T. consulting, management and tech support, in companies such as Sony and IBM. I have a BSc degree in Electronic Computer Systems Engineering by the Technical Educational Institute of Piraeus in Greece and a MSc degree in I.T. with Management by the  University of Paisley in the United Kingdom.

Over the years, my passion about technology, in combination with my skills, experience and knowledge, helped me to become an excellent communicator and an effective trainer, in a plethora of technology subjects and not only.

I am also a gadget/tech enthusiast, a movie buff and an entrepreneur.  

Key areas of expertise include:

  •    IT management and administration
  •    Middleware installation and support   
  •    Incident and problem management
  •    Customer service management
  •    End-user training
  •    Project coordination 
  •    Cloud storage