Free online course: Introduction to Linux

in Linux, site by the machinegeek | 6 comments

“The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, has announced it is building a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) program with edX, the nonprofit online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). More than 31 universities have partnered with edX and nearly two million people have accessed its courses online since it launched just 18 months ago.

The Linux Foundation and edX are partnering to develop a MOOC program that will help address this issue by making basic Linux training materials available to all for free. Previously a $2,400 course, Introduction to Linux will be the first class available as a MOOC and will be free to anyone, anywhere. The Linux Foundation is among a new group of member organizations edX announced who will contribute courses to the platform.”

More more information and to sign up to audit this course for free visit The Linux Foundation page at edX.

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  2. José Paulo says:

    The course is not free at all. I have registered to the course and the edx web site is asking to contribute ($250 minimum fee).

    • Kris Lee says:

      You can just audit this course for free. I understand that you have to pay to get a sertificate.

      Audit this course for free and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, and the online discussion forum. You decide what and how much you want to do.

  3. Drone says:

    Even if you don’t pay for a Certificate and just Audit this course, you must divulge personal information to sign up. Fail IMO.

    • Zeta says:

      who says it has to be your real information?

      Sometimes I think Open source software has been really bad for society. Now a days every open-source-troll expects everything to be FREE as in “free beer”. Seems like stallman has failed to get his point across.

  4. i said if you have other course , linux ,lucent, and other cources eventhough pay for the cource i rady what will the next advantage of working on which i learn for.

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