Ubuntu Desktop for Beginners: Start Using Linux Today!

Heard about Linux but not sure how to get started? This is the course for you! Start using Linux TODAY.
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  • Lectures 40
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Linux is the fastest growing operating system in the world. Whether you're interested in Ubuntu as an IT professional or just wanting to experiment with a new operating system, you'll love Ubuntu Desktop!

Let's be honest; technical books are boring. Sure, you could learn about Ubuntu Desktop from some long-winded encyclopedia, but why waste all that time?

Udemy's video content delivery system will have you working inside Ubuntu Linux in a matter of minutes!

If you want to increase your IT skills, this course is a great place to start. So, don't be left behind!

Inside, you'll learn how to:

  • Install Ubuntu Desktop
  • Use VirtualBox for installing Linux inside Windows/Mac OS
  • Navigate the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Install programs with Ubuntu Software Center
  • Run Windows programs inside Linux
  • Use the terminal for advanced operations
  • Troubleshoot basic system issues

All course updates are 100% FREE. Buy this course one time and you own it for life. Not only that, but you will also gain lifetime access to me as your personal instructor. Have a question about Ubuntu? Just ask! You, as my student, will always be my #1 priority.

Wait, are you still reading this?! The course comes with a genuine 30 day, no hassles, money-back guarantee. So, there is absolutely nothing to risk here. Enroll today!

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need a basic understanding of either Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X, but not both. Only a very basic understanding of either OS is required. No prior experience with or knowledge of Linux is required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Install Ubuntu Desktop
  • Create a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox
  • Navigate the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Install Software Applications
  • Run Windows Programs Inside Linux
  • Use the Terminal for Advanced Operations
  • Fix Common Issues in Ubuntu

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for complete beginners to Ubuntu, Linux, and VirtualBox.
  • Advanced Ubuntu/Linux users are discouraged from enrolling in this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction & Installation Guide
Welcome
Preview
01:30
Introduction to Ubuntu
Preview
06:21
Downloading Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
02:12
Preparing Installation Media for Physical Installs
07:17
Downloading VirtualBox
02:12
First Look at Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS
Preview
02:57
Creating a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox Users ONLY)
04:45
Installation
07:53
Installing Guest Additions (VirtualBox Users ONLY)
02:35
VirtualBox Settings
08:00
Section 2: The Basics
Getting Around in Ubuntu Desktop
06:40
Using the Launcher
03:07
System Settings: Overview
03:47
Development Codenames
04:31
Using the Software Center
05:36
Installing Programs with Debian (.deb) Packages
06:49
Working with Compressed Archives
04:46
Automatic Software Updates
02:46
Desktop Workspaces
Preview
02:15
Keyboard Shortcuts
07:07
Closing Unresponsive Programs with 'xkill'
02:51
Section 3: Multimedia Applications
Playing DVDs
04:17
PlayOnLinux
03:01
iTunes on Ubuntu?
12:00
iTunes Alternative: 'atunes'
03:27
Banshee Media Player
02:57
Video Editors
07:33
Photoshop & GIMP
10:05
Section 4: Using the Terminal
Introduction to the Terminal
04:38
Getting Around with the Command Line
05:10
Security Basics (sudo)
08:26
Terminal Options
02:48
An Important Note on Editing the 'hostname' File
02:43
Installing Programs with APT
07:36
Section 5: Fixing Problems & Basic Troubleshooting
A Quick Thought
02:24
Installing Proprietary Graphics Drivers
04:09
Network Issues
09:47
Additional Resources
04:42
Problems at Boot (GRUB)
06:34
Resetting a Lost Password
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05:13

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Instructor Biography

Cody Ray Miller, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and IT Professional

Hello, my name is Cody Ray Miller and I love teaching valuable skills to motivated students! I am passionate about helping you achieve your life goals, whether that means advancing in business, acquiring the technological skills needed to excel at work, or improving the quality of your personal life.

I have a diverse set of certifications, interests and experiences—including a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology—which enable me to teach a variety of powerful courses, from computer server administration to marketing psychology and stargazing.

As my student, you are my #1 priority. Each and every one of my courses are carefully designed to accommodate a wide variety of learning styles and personality types. If something is unclear, or you need help understanding anything within my course, just send me a message and I will be happy to spend some one-on-one time with you in order to clarify the course material and make sure that you both learn and retain the subject matter.

Thank you for your interest in my courses, and in me as an instructor. I look forward to seeing you in one of my lectures very soon!

Blessings,
Cody Ray Miller

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