Installing and Connecting to a Linux System

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In this lesson, you will learn how to install a Linux system and connect to it, whether that be on Mac or Windows. You'll also learn how to install Linux from scratch. This lesson is part of the Linux Administration Bootcamp course, designed to get you up and running with Linux.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a Linux distribution is, what the most common Linux distributions are, and how to choose the right one for you
  • Learn how to install VirtualBox on Windows and Mac
  • Learn how to install Linux using an image for VirtualBox
  • Understand common issues that may arise with VirtualBox and how to deal with them
  • Learn how to install CentOS from scratch
  • Learn how to connect to a Linux system

Intended Audience

  • Anyone with little to no knowledge of Linux who wants to learn more about the operating system
  • Professionals who want to learn about Linux to enhance their career prospects

Prerequisites

This is a beginner-level lesson so there are no prerequisites, but an interest in Linux and programming knowledge in general would be beneficial.

Resources

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Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Amazon.com. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.

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