Monday, November 27, 2006

Free Linux Classes, is an online community devoted to helping people learn to install and run Linux. They just announced free Linux classes. The "An Introduction to Linux Basics" aims to instill a basic understanding about Linux for beginners who want to know more about how the system works.

Also, advanced Linux users will find an opportunity to dig deeper into some areas they always wanted to know more about or to fill gaps in their knowledge, according to there team.

The course's study guide will be an "LBook," an edited version of the Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide by Machtelt Garrels, which is distributed under the GNU GPL open-source free license.

Students will need to join the group's mailing list in order to participate in the course. The class, which will run for six months, opened last month and is available for anybody wishing to join. Students can learn at their own pace.

To join the mailing list click here:

To get started in the courses, click here: is Germany-based and was founded two years ago. In addition to the courses, the site also provides tutorials and links to other sites that offer information needed to install and use Linux. Also available, are very "friendly" mailing lists for questions that arise when people start using Linux, and an IRC (Internet Rely Chat) chat channel.

They said: This course is free (as in free beer). However, a goodwill contribution in the form of active participation, revisions, suggestions or ideas is appreciated. So what are you waiting for? Here's a chance to learn a different operating system that is virtually bug, virus, malware and spyware free.

After all if it's good enough for NASA (being a rocket scientist is not required) its good enough for us.

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