Ubuntu Desktop for Beginners: Start Using Linux Today!
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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.
4.6 (148 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.
2,137 students enrolled
Created by Cody Ray Miller
Last updated 9/2016
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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.

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.

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Who 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.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
Introduction & Installation Guide
10 Lectures 45:42

Downloading Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Preparing Installation Media for Physical Installs

Downloading VirtualBox

Creating a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox Users ONLY)


Installing Guest Additions (VirtualBox Users ONLY)

VirtualBox Settings
The Basics
11 Lectures 50:15
Getting Around in Ubuntu Desktop

Using the Launcher

System Settings: Overview

Development Codenames

Using the Software Center

Installing Programs with Debian (.deb) Packages

Working with Compressed Archives

Automatic Software Updates

Keyboard Shortcuts

Closing Unresponsive Programs with 'xkill'
Multimedia Applications
7 Lectures 43:20
Playing DVDs


iTunes on Ubuntu?

iTunes Alternative: 'atunes'

Banshee Media Player

Video Editors

Photoshop & GIMP
Using the Terminal
6 Lectures 31:21
Introduction to the Terminal

Getting Around with the Command Line

Security Basics (sudo)

Terminal Options

An Important Note on Editing the 'hostname' File

Installing Programs with APT
Fixing Problems & Basic Troubleshooting
6 Lectures 32:49
A Quick Thought

Installing Proprietary Graphics Drivers

Network Issues

Additional Resources

Problems at Boot (GRUB)

About the Instructor
Cody Ray Miller
4.6 Average rating
1,224 Reviews
14,189 Students
11 Courses
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!

Cody Ray Miller