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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer 84

Posted by timothy
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kc123 writes "Earlier this week, The Linux Foundation announced 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. The Linux Foundation has long offered a wide variety of training courses through its website, but those can generally cost upwards of $2,000. This introductory class, which usually costs $2,400, will be the first from the Linux Foundation to run as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)."
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$2,400 'Introduction To Linux' Course Will Be Free and Online This Summer

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  • linux (Score:4, Insightful)

    by JohnVanVliet (945577) on Saturday March 08, 2014 @07:12PM (#46436705) Homepage

    well for those of us that have been using one version or another for the last ten years
    it might be a good review
    -- quote --
    " As long as I never see or need to use the command line, it doesn't matter what operating system I use."
    --- end quote--
    Most of the programs i use DO NOT !!!! use a GUI
    or do not need the one that it might have

    the terminal is GREAT !!!!
    learn to use it !!!!!

  • by Chrisq (894406) on Saturday March 08, 2014 @07:12PM (#46436709)

    I've been a Microsoft user myself, since about age 4 (now 30) - so I know Windows backward and forward, and knew DOS pretty well for a time. I'd like to branch out, and a top-notch training course in Linux for free seems appealing. I'm sure I could self-educate if needed, but having a more organized study laid out - for free! - sounds great.

    This is the brilliant thing about free courses. Give it a go and if you decided its not for you all you have wasted is a few hours of your time.

  • Re:Curious (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Xtifr (1323) on Saturday March 08, 2014 @07:49PM (#46436893) Homepage

    The kind of person who thinks an education has value?

    The kind of person who prefers to learn things in an orderly fashion, rather than digging through random piles of source code and "free" advice from the internet of questionable utility and accuracy? And who is willing to pay for that privilege, or who works for a company that has a budget for ongoing education?

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"