Linux Alternatives to Windows Applications
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Linux Alternatives to Windows Applications

Learn about the Linux Equivalents to Windows Software, Programs, and Applications.
4.2 (697 ratings)
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21,765 students enrolled
Created by Jason Cannon
Last updated 7/2014
English
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will have alternatives for the most common Windows applications that are available for the Linux operating system.
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Requirements
  • A desire to learn.
Description

If you ever wanted to try Linux, but were afraid you wouldn't be able to use your favorite software, programs, or applications, take this course.

If you have applications that you rely on every day, you want to be sure those applications or equivalent ones are available on Linux before you invest any time learning about it.

In this course you will be introduced to some of the most popular applications available for Linux. These applications allow you to browse the web, watch movies, listen to music, create presentations, and more. If you are curious about what Linux has to offer, enroll in this course today.

Bonus Video - Learn How to Install Ubuntu Linux without Overwriting Your Current OS or Losing Any Data

If you don’t have dedicated hardware to run Linux, that’s totally fine. There’s no need to buy another computer or wipe your current one just so you can take Linux out for a test drive. Using this bonus video, you will learn how to install virtualization software so you can run Linux on your current system without having to delete your current operating system or lose any of your precious data. Don’t worry — the virtualization software works on both Windows and Mac computers.

You’ll also be guided step-by-step through an installation of Ubuntu. Along the way you’ll learn the differences between installing Linux in a virtual environment and a physical environment. That way you’ll be able to install Linux anywhere you want.

Click "Start Learning Now" to discover what applications are available for the Linux Operating System.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a desire to learn what Linux has to offer.
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About the Instructor
Jason Cannon
4.5 Average rating
12,473 Reviews
96,647 Students
13 Courses
Professional system administrator, consultant, and author.

Jason started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon.com. Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."