Learn Linux with free courses this summer

Normally a $2,400 course, Intro to Linux will be free this summer on EdX

If you've ever wanted to learn about the open source operating system, Linux, then you'll want to sign up for this free course from the Linux Foundation, free on edX this summer but normally a program that would cost a couple of thousand dollars.

Offered on the Harvard/MIT-run edX open source learning platform, the course will teach you how to use both the command line and graphical interface in Linux, for three major distribution families. The course is taught by Linux Training Director, Dr. Jerry Cooperstein, and you can take the course either just as an auditor or for an edX certificate.

There's no date yet for the course, though VentureBeat notes it will start sometime this summer. Registration is open as of now, however, so I recommend you sign up before everyone else signs up for this hot course (Linux powering 98% of the world's supercomputers and much in demand as a job skill).

Here's the registration page for LFS101x. See you in class!

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