Linux for Beginners: Crash Course

The quickest course to start using Linux today!
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (733 ratings)
23,788 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
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 733 Reviews
  • 23,784 Students
  • 1 Course

My name is Herbert and I have been working in IT for over 10 years. I have become an instructor on Udemy 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, website and Facebook page for more free educational content!

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