Want to know more about the internal workings of Linux? The Linux Foundation is making their on-line Introduction to Linux course freely available through EDX.
The free options include simply auditing the course which gives complete access to all of the course material, tests, and the on-line discussion forum, without having to commit to all of the lectures, assignments, and tests. Alternatively, you can participate in all of the course’s activities in order to receive a certificate of completion.
The course introduction states: “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.”
As an example, an early module discusses the boot process with explanations of weird and wonderful technical terms such as MBR, GRUB, initramfs, and init. So, if you would like to know more about some of the technical aspects of your favourite operating system, take advantage of this Introduction to Linux…
Linux Foundation’s free online intro to Linux class opens its doors