What are the best resources for learning Linux?

  • #1
    BD
    Written on August 13, 2017
    Betty Delgado
    "The course offers free programming for beginners to learn Linux platform. I have taken courseara free programming courses before. They were limited in what you could do though. Am assuming this platform offers the same limits for free."
  • #2
    AP
    Written on September 8, 2017
    Amanda Patterson
    "The Linux Forum is a great place to start learning how to use Linux. The guides they have are comprehensive and readable for newbies to the operating system, and the community on the forums is very helpful and thorough."
  • #3
    VS
    Written on January 27, 2017
    Virginia Scott
    "I am an absolute newb when it comes to programming and I was quite nervous to try to learn something. I needed to learn Linux ASAP for a project, and this course was perfect. It gave me step by step training and really explained the basics and vocabulary well."
  • #4
    Linux Courses - Linux Academy
    Courses

    $19 - /Month. Free trial available.

    NM
    Written on April 28, 2017
    Neil Marshall
    "I really felt as if I was falling behind my colleagues at work because they have computer knowledge and skills that I did not have. I found Linux Courses by Linux Academy, and I took one of their courses. It was great! The courses are not short. The course I took was about 14 hours long, but I have a great basic understanding of Linux, and I am able to utilize that knowledge. If you are looking to knock out a quick course and get a certificate to show your boss, then this is not the place for you, but if you want to really learn Linux, and get a certificate, then this is the best place for you to be. I highly recommend the Linux Academy!"
  • #5
    JM
    Written on March 30, 2017
    Jenny Muller
    "This is a great guide on the basics of Linux. It covered a lot of things I didn't know, and I'm not exactly new to Linux. Awesome!"
  • #6
    ER
    Written on April 11, 2017
    Eva Reese
    "I love this Linux Pocket guide... the price is awesome, and the fact that it is available on Kindle is the biggest plus. No lugging around a bulky book - I can just whip out my phone or tablet and I can find whatever answer I need. Kindle also allows me to download to my device so no wifi or cell service needed. This was really helpful for me as a resource for learning the most important parts of Linux quickly, however I could see this being a quick reference guide for more expert users too."
  • #7
    WH
    Written on February 8, 2017
    Warren Harvey
    "There are two really big problems with computer language reference books. The first is the size of the book itself. The second is keeping important notes where you can find them again. The Kindle edition of this book solves both of these. Paper references are still useful, but there's a lot to be said for having everything you need in one neat package."
  • #8
    SM
    Written on January 28, 2017
    Sheila McCalister
    "I liked Linux Basic Concepts as a way of learning Linux because it pulls together tutorials from different places around the web so you don't just get one perspective, but rather a more well-rounded sharing of information. I also liked the fact that I could pick and choose among topics, skipping around and finding my own learning path."
  • #9
    SF
    Written on April 17, 2017
    Samuel Frazier
    "I think this solution is a good starting point for the given problem, but the brevity and simplicity of the article would likely leave me wanting additional resources. Because the link provides basic information but does not provide guidance on actually learning Linux, I would likely require additional resources to resolve this problem."
  • #10
    RS
    Written on March 31, 2017
    Ron Simmons
    "After getting burned one too many times by Microsoft and Apple, I decided that I wanted to shy away from those bigger-name operating systems, and try to work on something more flexible, something I could implement myself. This meant Linux, but being someone who isn't really good with computers, this also meant I had to look up something to help me make sense of it. Enter developersWorks' Linux Zone. While the site holds a lot of information, and I was able to find articles to help me, I gotta say, it's a lot of technological jargon to take in. From what I saw, it really seems like you're supposed to already know a lot of this information before you read into it. However, like I said, I was able to find what I needed, and I was able to download a Linux OS, which I am posting from right now!"

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Summary

Best resources for learning Linux
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Linux Command Line Basics Courses 134 Free
2 The Linux Forum Websites 106 Free
3 Linux for Beginners Course Courses 93 Paid
4 Linux Courses - Linux Academy Courses 85 Paid
5 How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know E-books 70 Paid
6 Linux Pocket Guide: Essential Commands E-books 65 Paid
7 Linux Bible E-books 53 Paid
8 Linux Basic Concepts Websites 31 Free
9 The Complete Beginner's Guide to Linux Websites 19 Free
10 Linux Zone - developersWorks Websites 10 Free