expired Free Course - Linux for Absolute Beginners! @ Udemy


★ 4.3 (664 ratings) 48,718 students enrolled. (2019-07-18)

What you'll learn
- Install Linux on their system
- Feel comfortable using the command line interface
- Setup an integrated development an environment
- Install GitHub and setup a repository
- Develop a web application using Meteor.js
- Setup a LAMP stack and deploy a web app
- Manage users on a Linux system
- Get started as a Linux system administrator!

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  • +2 votes

    Not sure why i need this… But it's free!


    I think it is coming to it's end of life. This course is based on ubunto from 2015. That's no problem for me, but I'm guessing there's a new course out there.


    You've done it again DealBot, this one I will probably use as it covers something I want to learn.

  • +2 votes

    This is actually worth doing as a basic intro to unix based OS's.

    If you're sick of windows auto updates, bugs, and 'spying'; now that steam ports most games to linux, the old arguments of not giving it a go is weakening.

    Linux mint especially, is a dream to use.

    • -5 votes

      I've been hearing this argument for the last 20 years 'Linux is finally ready'

      It's not. Maybe never will.

      • +4 votes

        How do you define "ready"? That's the problem. It's a rather subjective term.

        For me, it's ready. I use it at home and at work. Haven't booted Windows for years. I even did a Linux Mint install for my father, on his old computer, because his Windows installation was playing up badly. Now he can keep on browsing and checking his email, which is all he really does, and it performs much better than before.


          Ready means easy to use with no problems and not googling online 'how to make THIS and THAT work on MY laptop'

          I don't know why nerds pop up every time to defend Linux like it's easy as windows. It's not.

          • +1 vote

            @nikoris: Interestingly, haven't had a problem running Linux on a laptop for a very long time. It just works. Even when my own laptop had to be repaired a few years ago, I was able to pull out my hard drive and temporarily use it in an entirely different brand of laptop. It booted up first time, and everything worked. It was a godsend at the time, as I could go right on with my work, despite my original laptop failure.

            So from my experience, Linux is ready, with no problems, and no googling online needed.

            Also, using Linux is easy. Just ask my computer illiterate father. As easy as Windows? Can't say for sure. The last time I tried the Windows UI, I got rather confused. I mean, damn, how much shit is in the start menu now?! Do I really want this precious space used to push Minecraft onto me? No thanks.


            @nikoris: Maybe not for you. It's just as good, if not better for millions of others.


        Not attackkng, but have you tried it recently?


        Ive been using Linux Mint and Ubuntu for the last few months and can do just about everything I did in windows except for a few games on Steam.


        10 years ago? Yeh agree.

        Since ubuntu has come - desktop friendliness has come leaps and bounds. I've switched my main desktop to Ubuntu. Haven't looked back.

      • +1 vote

        nikoris makes a reasonable point.

        Disclaimer - Linus is not an operating system, it is a kernel. But the term is often misused and i'm actually OK with that, so before anyone wines when i say Linus i am using it as a colloquial term to refer to a Linux base OS.

        In some ways I don't necessarily agree with it not being ready, but in other ways i do.
        I think the issue however is that it does not have the critical mass required.
        If more people use a Linux based OS then more people would Linux.
        It's a chicken egg scenario in my opinion.
        If Mums and Dads were surrounded by kids using Linux then that's what they would use.
        If more people used Linux then that's what the default would be at Dell, HP, Lenovo etc…

        I personally think most modern distros are great, i still use Windows on the desktop as regardless of the efforts Steam and others are making to port to Linux many apps are still just running a fancier version of WINE.
        Still, progress it being made, Vulcan will be a great help.

        If all you're going is browsing and email i'd say Linux is superior.

        If you're in the back end of the internet Linus reigns supreme.

        If you easily want to run a wide variety of popular applications and games with minimal fuss… no, we're not there yet.

        But overall it depends on the user and what they want. I think it's quite reasonable to for many users to consider it is not 'there' yet, and they shouldn't be shamed by Linux elitists for that.

        • +1 vote

          What popular programs in particular?

          I agree with the part about games as they often aren't compatible.

          However if you want pdf readers there's loads, there's text editors similar to ms office, there's alternatives or even Linux versions of lots of things. I do admit though that they're alternatives so they aren't exactly the same, especially going between ms word and libreoffice writer, but I find it is good enough all of the time.

          And for those interested in starting using Linux, you don't even need to learn things really other than just installing ubuntu or Linux mint

          • +1 vote

            @jungyi: Regards to browsers, picture and document viewers, email clients etc…etc… every OS pretty much has a fairly good range of native apps.

            Games are a pretty big deal on many home PC's, and that's a show stopper.

            I use Linux 99% of the time headless, currently as a web server (seems to superior in this role).
            Also have a Raspberry Pi running as an SDR (Software Defined Radio) network server.

            Love the works STEAM is doing.
            Also one of my favorite sims does run native on Linux (X-Plane 11), unfortunately my other fave sim, (Digital Combat Simulator) is Windows native.

            For the foreseeable future however I'll continue to run Windows on the desktop as it's more intuitive and less cryptic (sometimes) when things go wrong.

            I will however keep and eye on developments over in Linux desktop land.


          To be pedantic, Linus isn't just a kernel, but a living breathing human being.

  • +3 votes

    Man I’ve been doing it wrong, I’ve been learning from stack overflow all this time.


    Thanks, this will be useful.


    Just what I was looking for yesterday. Thanks a lot.

  • +1 vote

    If you're signing up for Udemy, make sure you go to your Profile and edit your first name so it isn't using your email address for your name on your public profile…
    or I'll sign you up for Grindr


    Downloaded and never come back..

  • +1 vote

    Favourite command



    Trying to figure out why the guy who did this vid decided to "walk n00bs through" setting up Virtualbox?!

    Christ- that's a whole pile of hurt waiting to strike. Live USB would be easier, I'd think— as they can then elect to install or not.


    Just a quick question…. Does anyone else have to edit their config files for their display server and/or window manager to reduce/eliminate screen tearing on a intel i-gpu install? I always get screen tearing if I don't….