Ubuntu Linux: Go from Beginner to Power User

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  • Getting started with Ubuntu Linux
    Introduction to Ubuntu Linux and getting started as a power user!7:44
    What are Linux distributions?7:11
  • Installing Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine
    Installing VirtualBox and setting up your virtual machine.7:50
    Installing Ubuntu Linux on your virtual machine (pt.1)6:38
    Installing Ubuntu Linux on your virtual machine (pt.2)6:00
    Disabling the ISO & first boot up.2:14
  • Optimizing Ubuntu for a Better User Experience & Customizing your Desktop
    Installing VirtualBox/Guest Additions for a better user experience.7:33
    Customizing our Ubuntu desktop.8:27
    Installing the Unity Tweak Tool for Ubuntu.12:06
  • Installing Ubuntu Linux Alongside your Primary Operating System
    Installing Ubuntu along side Windows on your actual hard drive (pt.1)6:05
    Installing Ubuntu along side Windows on your actual hard drive (pt.2)10:16
  • Getting Started with the Linux Command Line
    Getting started with the Linux command line (pt.1)5:32
    Getting started with the Linux command line (pt.2)7:35
    Administrative privileges in the Linux terminal.5:57
    Using the package manager to install new applications.4:02
    Searching through the repository to find new applications to download.2:05
    What if we want to install a package that is not in the repository? No problem!4:46
    Keeping programs updated in Ubuntu Linux.4:39
    File permissions and ownership explained (pt.1)4:26
    File permissions and ownership explained (pt.2)8:10
    How to create a new file in the terminal and recap.4:58
    Creating new directories and moving files.4:34
    Copying, renaming, and removing files.4:44
  • Moving on to more Advanced Commands in the Terminal
    Getting started with the FIND command and it's practical uses (pt.1)3:30
    Getting started with the FIND command and it's practical uses (pt.2)4:32
    Getting started with the FIND command and it's practical uses (pt.3)3:24
    Introduction to the GREP command.2:59
    Using GREP in conjunction with the FIND command.3:15
    How to redirect the output of a command.3:16
    Using the TOP command to view applications on your Linux machine in real-time.1:18
    How to view the entire list of processes and closing applications.5:35
    What is a service?2:07
    Configuring services using the command line.4:35
    Using CRONTABS to schedule tasks.2:58
    What are the practical applications of CRONTABS?2:37
  • Ubuntu Linux Developer Tools: Get Started as a Freelancer Today!
    Choosing an integrated development environment (IDE).3:33
    Eclipse installation and set-up.3:57
    PyCharm Installation and set-up.4:34
    PyCharm installation problem resolved.1:49
    Introduction to GitHub, installation, and how to set-up a repository.4:15
    How to pull/push information from our repository.6:07
    How to remove/ignore directories in our repository.5:12
    How to resolve merge conflicts from the command line.7:17
    How to set-up and manage branches.7:12
    Correction from the previous lecture.0:42
    Getting started with Meteor. Installation and how to add packages.5:54
    Meteor tutorial pt. 1: Setting up your first project.5:34
    Meteor tutorial pt. 2: Setting up our router and React components.5:54
    Meteor tutorial pt. 3: Watch as our project begins to take shape!6:30
    Meteor tutorial pt. 4: Working on the actual programming.13:14
    Meteor tutorial pt. 5: Rendering our posts.8:51
    Meteor tutorial pt. 6: Putting the finishing touches on our project.6:28
    Apache 2, PHP 5, and MySQL installation.3:29
    Getting started with our server configuration.5:38
  • Hosting our own Web Server & Deploying our Meteor App
    What is the hosts file on a Linux system?3:25
    Deploying our Meteor app to an Apache 2 server.5:23
    Setting up our MongoDB NoSQL database.5:17
    Creating our virtual host.3:35
    Using a shell script to set our environment variables.7:49
    Installing & configuring phpMyAdmin.3:14
    Let's take a tour around the phpMyAdmin panel.4:48
    Creating a basic virtual host.8:10
    Setting up a WordPress installation on top of our Apache 2 environment.7:24
    Before we begin using WordPress, we need to set-up our database.6:22
    Python installation & command line interface.4:29
    What are the practical applications of Python?6:17
  • Managing Users, Permissions, and Groups
    Adding/removing users through the system settings graphical user interface (GUI)3:34
    Adding new users through terminal.4:03
    How to delete users through terminal.0:57
    How to change an existing users password.0:45
    Adding users to a group and why this is valuable.3:55
  • Linux Network Administration Tools
    Introduction to networking.1:38
    How does the internet work?5:11
    What is a local network?7:26
    Practical networking commands (pt.1)5:32
    Practical networking commands (pt.2)4:59
    Using the netstat command to track detailed network statistics.4:59
    An in-depth look at the Linux hosts file (pt.1)4:31
    An in-depth look at the Linux hosts file (pt.2)4:47
    Using traceroute to track the servers a request passes through.3:57
    Using Network Mapper to track the activity on your network (pt.1)7:36
    Using Network Mapper to track the activity on your network (pt.2)6:56
  • Setting up a SSH Host on our local and Course Wrap-up
    Using ssh to access the command line of a remote host.2:37
    Let's use sftp to transfer files to and from machines.3:36
    Setting up an ssh host on our local machine.5:27
    Using the man command to learn info about the programs on your Linux machine.3:40

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Want to learn Ubuntu Linux? This course will help you master key concepts through over seven hours of practical instruction. Whether you have zero experience using Linux, or you want a quick refresher, this course is the perfect way to become well-versed in Linux administration and development.
  • Learn to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine
  • Optimize Ubuntu for a better user experience & customize your desktop
  • Host a web server & deploy a Meteor App
  • Manage permissions & users
  • Navigate Linux administration tools


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