Sunday, June 15, 2014

An introduction to Linux

News about this has been out for some time, but in case you hadn't heard, I wanted to direct your attention to this item: the Linux Foundation announced in March that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its “Introduction to Linux” course free and open to all.

While this isn't specifically related to Open Source Software and Usability, I think it's great that edX and LF will help make Linux training available to everyone. From the edX site: "Upon completion of this training you should have a good working knowledge of Linux, from both a graphical and command line perspective, allowing you to easily navigate through any of the major Linux distributions. You will be able to continue your progress as either a user, system administrator or developer using the acquired skill set."

Classes start in August (2014). edX expects that students would spend anywhere from 40 to 60 hours to cover the course content.
photo: Larry Ewing

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