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The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class 74

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes "The Linux Foundation has teamed up with MOOC provider edX to teach an introduction to Linux class. Quoting the course description: 'This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment.' The course begins on August 1st. In addition to the free version of the course, a verified track is available for students who want a credential with more weight (for a nominal price)." Update: As many have pointed out Linus just did an intro for the class. Headline corrected accordingly.
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The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class

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  • by aNonnyMouseCowered (2693969) on Wednesday May 21, 2014 @08:01PM (#47062263)

    From the course description: "Linux powers 94% of the worldâ(TM)s supercomputers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and a billion Android devices. In short, Linux is everywhere. It appears in many different architectures, from mainframes to server to desktop to mobile and on a staggeringly wide variety of hardware.

    "This course explores the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment. It is designed for experienced computer users who have limited or no previous exposure to Linux, whether they are working in an individual or Enterprise environment."

    So with Linux powering Android, supercomputers and Fedora/Ubuntu/name-your-favorite-desktop, just what is this course supposed to teach? System administration? How to add users in Android? How to "root" Ubuntu? The stuff that's common across the various incarnations of Linux is probably going to be so low-level as to be of interest only kernel developers. That or it's going to be so high level you can get more information just reading Wikipedia.

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