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PCC non-credit online class covers Linux basics

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In six short weeks a student can become an expert in Linux software. A non-credit Portland Community College class will show how to use the free Linux desktop system to perform all of the functions currently done on Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh platforms.

The offering, Intro to Linux, introduces students to the popular, free open-source software used around the world. Instructor Richard Blum will show students the basics of the Linux desktop, such as how to use its graphical environment to manipulate files and folders, create user accounts, and set up hardware devices.

Held entirely online, the class will be offered three times this winter: Jan. 16 through Feb. 22, Feb. 20 through March 28 or March 19 through April 25. Cost is $89. To register, e-mail, or visit

For more information, contact the PCC Community Education office at (503) 731-6619.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »


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