Learn Linux on a MAC
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Learn Linux on a MAC

Your very own Linux lab on your MAC
4.2 (243 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.
5,823 students enrolled
Created by Michael Mullins
Last updated 9/2016
English
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM) running on your MAC in an hour
  • Get experience with basic Linux commands
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Requirements
  • You need to be able to install applications on your MAC
  • You will download 800 Mbytes of software during the course
Description

This primary aim of this short course is to help MAC users install and test a virtual Ubuntu Linux server on VirtualBox, in around an hour.  Although becoming an expert in Linux will take some years, it is not difficult to get a basic server up and running and to get a taste of Linux in an hour.  

Linux is very widely used now in Internet infrastructure like Web servers, in Public Cloud infrastructure like Amazon AWS and in Private Clouds running on OpenStack.  So it will be really worth your while to get some basic experience on the Linux OS before you start working on Cloud servers.  

The two great things about running a VM on your MAC are (i) if it goes wrong, you can easily delete it and start again and (ii) you can work offline without an Internet connection. I hope you benefit from the value of this short course.  I really enjoyed putting it together for you.  

Who is the target audience?
  • This is for anyone who does not know how to install a Linux VM on their MAC
  • This course is designed for absolute beginners in Linux
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 03:14

A bit about me, and a short Introduction to the Course

Introductory Lecture
03:14
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Installing Linux
6 Lectures 15:26

Hi.  Here's just a brief introduction to what we will cover on day 1.

Introduction To Day 1
00:35

After this session you will have a Linux installation image (ISO) file on your MAC ready to be used in the next session.

Download the Linux ISO installation image
02:27

You will download the latest version of VirtualBox and the VirtualBox extension pack.  Then you will install the VirtualBox application and the extension pack.  

Install VirtualBox and Extensions
01:34

You will run VirtualBox and set up disk, boot media, RAM memory and network settings for a new Virtual Machine.  

Set up a new Virtual Machine
02:28

In this session you will boot your VM on the virtual DVD and go through the complete Linux installation.

Boot your VM and install Linux
07:46

Summary of Day 1

Summary of day 1
00:36
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Learn Linux using the Command Line
5 Lectures 14:32

Hi.  Here is just a short introduction to what we will cover on day 2.  Enjoy.  

Introduction To Day 2
00:36

This section shows you how to find your VM's IP address and how to connect to it using SSH from a MAC terminal.

Finding your IP address and connecting with SSH
03:23

One of the most important things to do when you are a Linux system administrator is to change your password and manage other users.  

Changing your password and adding users
05:39

In this session I will show you how to use the basic vi text editor.  Then I will show you how to upgrade the installed software.  

Editing, files and upgrading software
04:20

Here is a summary of what we covered on day 2.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Remember to practise on your system.  

Summary of day 2
00:34
About the Instructor
Michael Mullins
4.2 Average rating
246 Reviews
5,835 Students
2 Courses
System & Network Security Architect

I've been working with computers and electronics since I was sixteen and these days I help people around the world learn about and user Cloud Computing.

In 1997 I was certified by IBM as an AIX UNIX Advanced Administrator and more recently an IBM Certified Solution Advisor in Cloud Computing Architecture.  I have been a Mirantis OpenStack Certified Professional since 2015. 

I'm super passionate about Open Source, and especially Linux and Cloud.  That's because I've seen first hand how well Linux performs and how fantastic it really is.  I teach what I have learned during hundreds of successful hands-on projects.  And I'm delighted to have the opportunity to share with you what I have learned the hard way, so it doesn't have to be hard for you.  If you want to know more, then please follow me on any of the social media links opposite.