Linux Basics - Operating sytem & Basic Terminal commands

For Beginners, No prior knowledge required
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You'll learn what Ubuntu Operating system is and how to Install/set it up.
You'll learn about Linux File system and what an absolute Path is.
You'll learn how to access the Teminal and Navigate Ubuntu Operating System
You'll learn the basic Terminal commands


  • No prior knowledge required
  • Just the willingness to learn
  • Basic Computer know how


This course is intended for beginners only. I'll be using Ubuntu Operating system, one of the most popular Linux Distributions,  to help you learn how to navigate Linux operating systems.

* To begin with.  first and foremost we'll learn how to install Ubuntu Operating System on a Virtual Machine.

* Then we'll learn how to navigate it  using the Graphical User Interface (by pressing the icons on the monitor)

* We'll also learn what a directory is and what a  Linux file system is, how it is structured and how to navigate it.

* Then we will learn basic terminal commands to navigate Ubuntu Operating System from the Terminal

* We'll also be learning about Directory loops, Inode, and different types of links on Ubuntu Terminal.

What is Linux?

Linux is an open source operating system. But hold on a second, what is an Operating system? As the name states, Operating System is the core software required to operate a computer, an operating system is responsible for communicating with the hardware & allocate it’s resources for you to execute commands & run programs. It acts as an interface and Without it, you wont be able to use a computer.

There are many types of Computer Operating systems, The most notable ones are Windows & Mac OS, but unlike them Linux is Open source. It means, Linux is freely accessible & modifiable, making it very popular. From smartphones to cars, supercomputers and home appliances, home desktops to enterprise servers, the Linux operating system is everywhere. From cheap android phones to super computers on Wall street, they’re powered by Linux Operating System.

There are different types of Linux Distributions, such as Arch Linux, Debian OS & Fedora. In this video I’ll be using Ubuntu Operating system.

No prior IT knowledge required to begin this course. This is my first course on Udemy and I'd appreciate your feed back to improve the quality of the content produced. I wish you best of luck and Happy Learning.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners
  • Those who are interested in learning more about Linux


MBA - Business Analytics (EFMD Accredited)
Revanth Vemireddy
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
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  • 16,525 Students
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You can call me 'Ray' .  I've graduated from Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research with a degree in Business administration and Information Technology.

Currently I am pursuing my Master's in Business Administration with a specialization in Business Analytics . As I learn relevant IT topics, I plan on producing educational content and share it with you all for learning purposes.

I hope you find them useful, please feel free to review the courses. Happy learning

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