Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:21 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:03 AM
There are not many Linux courses online, but you can check out Linux+. I don't believe it is an online course though.
The best way to learn Linux, in my opinion, is to install a Linux distro (I recommend Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, Arch, Gentoo or Linux From Scratch) and discover for yourself.
Note that Gentoo and Linux From Scratch are not very beginner-friendly. Arch is simpler, but still requires a lot of setup to get a working desktop. You can pick one based on how confident you are with Linux. Also, you should install it on a VM like VirtualBox; that way you will be able to turn back your Linux to a working state at any time.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:02 PM
As was mentioned, it's not the easiest system to use but you will learn a lot. I know I sure did.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:29 AM
I would echo what has been said.
The ideal situation I found with Ubuntu and I am by no means an expert was to install it, on its own, on a spare computer I had.
Then if you get it seriously wrong you are not risking disaster, as you MAY be if you had it as dual boot on your main computer.
I found the terminal commands the most challenging as of course it is really so much different to the windows cmd prompt.
In respect ONLY of Ubuntu
Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:02 PM
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:50 PM
I think a lot of the learning that you're talking about would depend upon how deep you want to go into Linux.
If what you want to do is to install a distro to use alongside of or in place of windows and all you're worried about doing is surfing the net you don't have that much to learn.
If what you want to do is get into the command line and really learn Linux then you need to learn a lot more.
Let's say for the sake of argument that all you want is an operating system that will work and let you surf the net.
IF your system meets the system requirements, which you can find out by going to a search engine and typing in the name of the distro you are considering for ex. Linux Mint 14 system requirements.
Once you have determined what distro you would like to use, that you have the correct system requirements, you then need to download the .iso file for the live cd/dvd.
From the downloaded ISO file you need to burn it as an image.
Leave the burned disk in the drive and restart the computer.
You might want to check your BIOS settings at this point to make sure you can BOOT off a CD/DVD before you boot off your HDD.
After checking out the distro from the live cd/dvd you can choose to install it.
I am giving directions for the Linux Mint distro.
If you want to install more software you should go to your package handler to find the programs you want to install.
If you want to surf the net click on the browser icon.
There now you have learned the basics of Linux.
Hope this helps.