This website is a pet project, intended to teach Linux from the ground up, starting with very basic commands. Some of the material may be slightly skewed, but as with most things Linux, it’s open source! Feel free to E-mail info@learninglinux.me for any input, changes or contributions you wish to make, and get involved.

So, what is Linux?

Linux is an open-source operating system (OS) that allows the user (you) greater flexibility and control over your system. Linux is very similar to other operating systems, such as Windows and OS X. It’s software that allows you to run applications and perform desired functions on your computer.

As an open operating system Linux is developed collaboratively, meaning no one company is solely responsible for its development or ongoing support. Because of this, the Linux OS is incredibly efficient and updates/changes very quickly. Linux can be found on a number of different devices such as phones, televisions, laptops and even airplane inflight entertainment systems.

Why should I learn the Linux command-line?

The focus here will be the Linux command-line, which allows you to manipulate your system in ways keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks cannot. Linux is an awesome tool with almost limitless functionality. Through the command-line, you'll gain more control and options, and be able to maneuver through your system faster and with more flexibility. You've come to the right place to learn Linux and harness the real power of your computer.