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10 Good Reasons To Learn Linux

Our Introduction to Linux edX course starts today, so if you’re not already enrolled, here are 10 reasons why you should sign up now:

  1. You’ll be getting a $2,400 training course for free.
  2. You won't be the only person in your subreddit NOT taking it.
  3. You can bash (script) your computer without making a (physical) mess.
  4. You’ll get to learn how to use Linux from a nuclear physicist.
  5. You’ll finally get all those XKCD jokes.
  6. You’ll be able to enjoy the increased security that comes from using an open source operating system.
  7. You’ll be taking your first steps down a highly desirable career path.
  8. You won't have to resort to bitTorrent to get free software.
  9. Did we mention that learning Linux is a great way to get a job?
  10. You’ll get to be part of an awesome community of both beginners and experts who are all using Linux to make a difference in the world.

So if you haven’t signed up yet, go do so now! And if you have already enrolled, we hope you enjoy the course as much as we enjoyed making it. Happy learning!



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  • Marlon Said:

    This course sounds really amazing. I just found about it in Edx several months ago and enrolled immediately. I hope to get the best of it, and hopefully plenty of individuals all over the world will join in this learning experience. Greetings from Costa Rica!

  • msamido Said:

    i had enrolled for the course but i'm struggling to view the videos,..suggesting if maybe there were slides to read,..bcos i'm using a school internet and media players are blocked, i cannot be able to view the videos

  • adanpimentel Said:

    Hi I just enrolled in this course I am in chapter number 3 I had have previous expirience with linux but this is a wonderful opportunity to formalize the knowledge in linux!!

  • TOTBS Said:

    64:9E:F3:66:9A:E1 this mac address is for everyone!

  • Iginla Omotayo Said:

    I am also having the same problem as @msadido, i am having troubles viewing the videos. I don't know if there is a way to download the videos offline and watch. while we view the rest of the lectures on edx. Kindly assist.


    You’ll be getting a $2,400 training course for free. Where i can learn the course in free...? I am located in Bangalore,India Please let me know the details.

  • iginla omotayo o Said:

    @abhinandan, visit aqnd register for the linux course for free. you can simply audit the course.

  • Marlon Said:

    You did not even read the article, did you?

  • Puneet Said:

    I will be graduating this year in computer science. I use linux extensively, and i would love to work for FOSS and GNU. But i don't know how to get a job, that uses and refines my Linux skills.

  • nitrofurano Said:

    i wished items 7 and 9 were relevant enough in the graphic design field - i think only with a huge passion, persistence, and sense of ethics and responsibility (just like the people involved in Libre Graphics initiatives) this would be possible

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