The tech world is becoming increasingly cross-platform. Some of the best new tools and techniques are grown on the Linux platform and may never migrate to OSX or Windows. Ubuntu is a free distribution of the Linux operating system which is fast, easy to use, and hugely powerful. Ubuntu is solid, secure, well-supported, and fun. This course starts with the basics: installing Ubuntu, finding your way around, and using more free software to work and play in Ubuntu. Then we move on to more advanced topics like using the command line, building software, and using Ubuntu Server locally and in the Cloud. By the end of the course you'll be comfortable with Ubuntu and Linux, and a world of new tools will be open.