My first course, available now: Zorin OS – Linux for the rest of us

After a long period of research, writing, reading, rewriting, rereading, and testing, I am proud to share with you that my first course, with the title “Zorin OS – Linux for the rest of us”, is available from today.

I started my adventure with my website RealLinuxUser.com sometime in 2018, and in the past years I published more than 160 articles on Linux and related applications. And in that same period, over one million visitors from all over the world have enjoyed my content. Almost all of my articles were deliberately not news oriented, because I want what I write to be of added value to my readers for a longer period of time. So I started to focus on writing how-to’s and background related articles, that will keep their value for a long time.

My course “Zorin OS – Linux for the rest of us” is available for half of the normal price (only $5 instead of $10) during the first week, starting from today, so regular RealLinuxUser.com readers can enjoy this time-limited lower price. Starting next week, the course will be available for 10 Dollars. You will have unlimited and forever access, so that it can continue to serve you as a nice body of reference in the future.

About the course

You have heard of Linux and would like to do something more with this system now? Or you are just curious and try to broaden your horizon and deepen your knowledge? Or maybe you want to know if you can use Linux for productivity and creativity, and not only for development related work, in contrast to what many people told you. Or your computer is so terribly slow, but you do not want to buy a new computer again and you’ve heard that with Linux this is probably not necessary at all? If these questions sound familiar to you, then this course is perfect for you.

Through more than 30 extensive but simple, readable and beginner-friendly lessons, I want to offer you a simple-to-follow complete Linux starters guide. This course helps you to start your Linux journey, based on the very user-friendly, incredibly beautiful, accessible, stable, adaptable, and Ubuntu based Linux distribution Zorin OS. But the course can be used without a problem in combination with other Ubuntu-based Linux distributions as well.

Zorin OS has specific features that will appeal to both former Windows users and macOS users. In an accessible way, this course guides you through topics like the principles of Linux, finding and downloading a Linux distribution, creating a Linux live environment, installing Zorin OS, finding software, setting up your hardware, the installation of software, and executing updates. At the end of the course, you have a good foundation to really enjoy Linux and use it in a productive way in your daily digital life. To see a complete overview of all the lessons and the quizzes, go to Zorin OS – Linux for the rest of us and have a look at the Curriculum section.

Some background

Many Linux-oriented websites, manuals, documents and courses, are too technical to be of any interest for novice users and that scares off a potentially large group of new people to take the step to Linux. And that is a pity because Linux is really great and can even be a user-friendly platform. To help others to use Linux productively without making things too complicated and technical, in the past couple of years I worked on both a Linux Mint and a Zorin OS tutorial series for beginners, as part of my website www.reallinuxuser.com. These tutorial series tried in an easy and approachable way to bring Linux to beginning users, non-technical people that are interested in just using Linux to support them in their productivity, and to those who think about switching from macOS or windows to Linux. Recently, I started thinking that these relatively disconnected Linux Mint and Zorin OS articles have the potential, when presented in a nicer and more structured way, to be of greater value from a learning perspective. And therefore I have the plan to use these individual tutorials to convert them into well-structured online courses. And this Zorin OS course is the first product of that plan.

As a researcher and writer of Linux related topics, I found that there are several accessible and friendly Linux distributions that can appeal to former macOS users as well as Windows users. One of these distributions is in my opinion Zorin OS. I really lost my heart to this distribution because it looks great, can be set up via simple adjustments to appeal both Windows and macOS users, offers a lot of robust functionality that is already available out-of-the-box, and the many user-friendly functionalities and integrations make this distribution in my opinion rise above others. I am very enthusiastic about Zorin OS, so I want to share this enthusiasm with others. That is why I have decided to start creating this beginner-friendly Linux course, and use Zorin OS as its foundation.

Some things to know

For how long do I have access to your course?

You only have to pay once for this course to get lifetime access. You can start anytime you wish. After that you can open the course whenever you want and continue where you left off last time. So there is no deadline to complete the course. When you have completed the course, you can always start it again to look back and use it as a reference.

Will this course be updated based on future developments?

We all know the world keeps changing and this is equally true for Linux. So my goal is to keep this course updated when necessary. Therefore future extensions, improvements and adjustments are all included in this one-time purchase.

How can I enroll as a new student?

To purchase access to this course you must have a user account. If you have not previously created an account on reallinuxuser.com, you can register in two ways. First, you can create a profile directly from the following link: https://www.reallinuxuser.com/lp-profile/. But you can also register during the purchase process of this course. Go to Zorin OS – Linux for the rest of us, press Buy Now, and you will go to a Checkout page. On this page you can choose to sign in or sign up.

What about payments?

For now this course can be paid in US Dollars. The payments are currently handled via PayPal only.

Important! Unfortunately, there is currently no option to automatically release the course immediately after payment. I first need to verify the payment in my administration, and when that is done I manually activate your course. From that moment you can start your course. Of course I try to do this as soon as possible.

What if I am not satisfied with this course?

It is very important to me that the readers of my website and now also my students are satisfied with the product that I offer. If you are not happy with your paid purchase, please contact me via my contact page within 30 days of purchase, and I will arrange that you get your purchase money back.

Final words

I am very happy and also a little proud of publishing my first course. I put a lot of work into it and I hope it shows. So, please have a look at “Zorin OS – Linux for the rest of us”, and have a look at the Curriculum to see what is in there. If you are a regular reader of the website, take advantage of this limited time halve price offer during the first week. If you decide to buy the course later, thank you very much for that. Your purchase makes it possible, among other things, to continue to operate this website and to improve it where necessary.

Have fun with this course!

About John Been

Hi there! My name is John Been. At the moment I work as a senior solution engineer for a large financial institution, but in my free time I am the owner of RealLinuxUser.com. I have a broad insight and user experience in everything related to information technology and I believe I can communicate about it with some fun and knowledge and skills.

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