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Intro to Linux is normally a $US2400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it’s being offered for free now on edX. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use the open-source operating system, there’s no better time than now.The free course starts on August 1, but to get the best experience from the class, you should install Linux on your computer before it starts. The Linux Foundation has a helpful guide for doing just that — so you can hit the ground running when the course starts in a couple of days.The class is designed to give you a good working knowledge of Linux over 40 to 60 hours of course work. It’s taught by Dr Jerry Cooperstein, who oversees all the training content at the Linux Foundation. There’s no syllabus for the course yet, but it promises to teach experienced computer users with little or no previous experience with Linux the ins and outs of the OS, from both a command line and graphical perspective.Sign up to audit the course, try for a certificate, or get a verified edX certificate below. See you in class!Introduction to Linux [edX]