Linux for Beginners: Crash Course

The quickest course to start using Linux today!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (956 ratings)
28,954 students
1hr 23min of on-demand video
English [Auto]

Essential Linux Concepts
Using Linux as your main desktop operating system
Learn about the command line
Write bash scripts


  • Be comfortable with using computers
  • Have a computer and an internet connection
  • Eagerness to learn! :)


Do you want to get up and running with Linux as fast as possible? That's how I roll! I don't want people to sit around watching boring tutorials for hours and hours, I believe in a fast and easy approach.

Linux is not learned in tutorials, you learn it by doing. So I teach people the basics and get them on their way to start actually using Linux on a daily basis. Fast, short and easy is my motto.

Tutorials who takes hours on end get very deep into the subject, and learning in a video format is easy for most people. But I believe in learning people the basics and teaching then to become independent in their craft. When you are working on Linux machines, the most essential tools will come up 80% of the time, the rest is experience and repetition. In this course I focus on those essentials and I try to get you working with Linux asap!

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Install Linux

  • Install and manage software

  • Using the terminal

  • Navigating through the files and directories

  • Learn about the Linux filesystem

  • Using command line text editors

  • Command piping and redirection

  • Shell variables

  • Install VSCode for writing our bash script

  • Write a basic Linux script

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Linux users
  • Aspiring Linux Engineers
  • People who want to refresh their basic Linux knowledge
  • Programmers who need to use Linux
  • Anyone interested in learning Linux


Technology Enthusiast with a Passion for IT
Herbert Lindemans
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 1,095 Reviews
  • 32,360 Students
  • 2 Courses

My name is Herbert and I have been working in IT for over 10 years. I have become an instructor to share my knowledge with everyone here. I have been running a YouTube channel since 2017 where I share tips and tricks for all kinds of technology-related topics and I would love to share more on this platform as well. Thank you for having a look at my videos and hope to see you in the classroom!

Don't forget to check out the link to my YouTube channel for more free IT-related content!

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