Hey, all you current and aspiring IT Pros, out there!
Welcome to the “Linux 4 Everyone” course! ...the BEST way to get started in the world of Linux and Open-Source tech!
This course is designed to be the quickest and easiest way for Linux Beginners to jump into Learning and Doing… using the world’s most powerful, flexible, and most widely used Operating System!
But, don’t be fooled by simplistic facade! This course is also a useful tool, providing a unique perspective for current Linux Pros to use in mentoring colleagues in the ways of Open-Source.
This course is the first, in a series of courses, that will provide you with a solid foundation for learning and earning all of the tools and skills that you’ll need to advance in virtually any IT career path…
as well as enabling you to:
And, if that wasn’t enough, this course is (and always will be) TOTALLY FREE ! Why?
Because Linux is more than an Operating System. It’s a symbol of a greater philosophy, which states that:
We can create more amazing things, together!
Technology is more than just what can be created to make money.
So, sign up for the course. Join the growing community!
And join the race to a better future, together!
In this Lecture, we'll make an attempt to answer the question "What is Linux and OpenSource?"
You probably have some good reasons for wanting to use the Linux Operating System... as do I !
But not everyone is going to understand, right away, what makes Linux so great... and why they would benefit from using it.
So, let's look at a few of those reasons!
Switching over from Windows or Mac OS, to Linux, seems easy for some. But it's a nightmare for others.
Let's look at a way to move on over, with as little discomfort as possible!
In this lecture, we'll download Oracle's Virtualbox virtualization platform, as well as the Guest Extensions plugin.
There are many versions of Linux to choose from (also called "Flavors" or "Distros").
In this Lesson, we'll take a look at a few of them, and we'll choose one to use for this course.
Once you've chosen which Linux Distro you would like to use, you're ready to get 'em downloaded. We'll check out how, in this Lesson.
Now that we have our tools downloaded, we'll install Virtualbox onto our system.
Before we begin creating our Virtual Machines, we will need to configure the Virtualbox program, to work the way we want it to. Then, we can set up a blank VM, in which we can install the Linux OS.
In this lesson, we'll go through the Linux OS install procedure. We'll actually be installing Linux inside of our blank VM. But, the process we'll use is the same as if we installed directly onto a PC or server.
Now that we have a fully-functioning Linux OS, running inside of a VM, we will install the Virtualbox Extras package into it. This will give our Linux VM some extra features that will make it easier to use with our Host machine.
In this lesson, we'll learn how to take backup 'snapshots' of our virtual machine, so that we can roll-back, just in case something happens.
Now, we're ready to actually start using Linux! And the first step is to take a walk around the desktop, and get better acquainted with it.
One common question for new users, moving to Linux is: "Where's all my stuff?"
Let's take a look at the answer.
Ubuntu's "Unity Dash" is a powerful tool, that can make our computing experience easier. In this Lesson, we'll take a look at the Dash, and how we can use it to our advantage.
In this Lesson, use the included file browser to take a look around our system.
How do I change the look and feel of my desktop? How do I add users? How do I add a printer?
It's all in the System Settings. And, in this lesson, we'll take a look at the various things we can do with this useful tool !
Face it. These days, a computer that's not internet connected is just an expensive paper-weight.
In this lesson, we'll check out the Network Connections tool. And we'll see how easily we can connect to various types of networks.
If you've ever used a program, like the Microsoft Windows "Task Manager", to check up on your system's health... you'll appreciate the control and convenience of using the Linux SysMon Applet. In this lesson, we'll look at how to get, and how to use, this valuable app.
The best way to make sure that you're system is both running at its best, and that it's protected from vulnerabilities, is to keep it updated. And Linux has some really easy ways to doing just this.
In this lesson, we'll look at the "Ubuntu Updatr" app, as a way to keep our Linux system up to date.
In this lesson, we look at the most common (and easiest) way to add and remove software from our Linux Desktop... the Software Centre.
There are a few different ways that we can install apps in Linux.
And, in this lesson, we'll look at installing via "packages", by installing the Google Chrome web browser.
One popular question for new Linux users is "What apps do I use, since I can't use Windows apps anymore?"
Let's take a look at some popular alternatives for Windows apps.
There are tons of great apps made just for Linux. But, in this Lesson, we're going to highlight a few of them.
Let's take a Lesson to do a quick recap of what we've accomplished, and why it's important to our future learning... and our future career.
Where do we go from here?
Let's look at some options.
eWhy Learnology, LLC. is a company with one purpose: to build up the next generation of enterprising professionals by offering the best in what we call "Online Apprenticeship". Our goal is to design online courses that offer more than just " How to's " and "Step-by-Step's". We want to share our experience and insight with our students. We want to offer a type of "Virtual Mentoring" through our online lessons, activities, and relationships.