L101 Getting Started with Ubuntu Linux

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Learn the history and origin of Ubuntu Linux Operating System.

Navigate and customize the Xubuntu Desktop environment.

Install software in Linux.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this one-hour, project-based course, you'll be introduced to the diverse tree of Linux distributions and explore a version of Ubuntu, called "Xubuntu." You'll learn how to open applications and change settings, how to customize the Desktop and download new color schemes. You'll also learn how to install software and games. This guided project will introduce you to the following concepts: -Linux family tree -Ubuntu Linux Operating System Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Xubuntu
  • Linux
  • Ubuntu

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction

  2. A Brief History

  3. Exploring the Desktop

  4. Playing with Colors

  5. Exploring the Included Applications

  6. Installing new Software and Games

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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