As part of their ongoing tech training partnership, E::SPACE Labs and COCC are offering a Linux course that begins April 6.

According to E::SPACE, the course will help you get more from technology “and remove the mystery of the operating system that powers everything from Internet services to Android devices to Raspberry Pi.”

This comprehensive class includes how to install programs, networking, scripting and lots more. Experience the freedom user-friendly Linux provides with instruction from an expert in Linux embedded systems. Learn how you can develop an embedded Linux device and get familiar with Linux behind-the-scenes. A combination of classroom and hands-on experience will give you an understanding of the functions, advantages and uses of the Linux Terminal, as well as the Graphical User Interface.

If you’re wondering why you should learn Linux over Windows, they’ve got an answer for that too.

Linux is the most important operating system of our time.  It powers most of the world’s smart phones (Android), supercomputers, web servers, appliances, etc. Linux and much of its software come with a free public license. Linux doesn’t need to be rebooted periodically to maintain performance levels. It doesn’t freeze up or slow down over time. Network friendly, Linux is flexible and can be used for high performance server applications, desktop applications, and embedded systems. Linux has free office programs that are totally compatible with Microsoft Office. The upgrade schedule for the Linux operating system is painless, free and easy.  Fast and easy installation: Linux distributions come with user-friendly installation and setup programs. Many Linux versions run well on older PCs. Linux can run on a server for months without needing a reboot. Linux is safer to use and unlike Window crash-proof. You don’t get shareware begging, nagging for updates or in-app advertisements in free Linux software. Linux operating systems are more secure than Windows operating systems. It has built-in security architecture so you don’t need to pay for an anti-virus program.

The class runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays through May 4. It meets at E::SPACE Labs at 48 Bridgeford Blvd Suite 180, Bend OR 97702. Interested? Be sure to register ASAP.

Kelly Kearsley

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