Welcome to the Linux ShortCourse. Here we'll provide you with a basic starting point to open-source computing and the tools needed to practice data science at a high level. We make no attempt to teach you everything there is to know about Linux. There are many other available reference sources for that. In fact, there is probably so much available information about Linux that you might have a lot of trouble sifting through all of it. We'll show you what's needed to get started and point you in whichever direction your goals or needs require. Read through the provided sections and then test your knowledge with the Linux Quiz. Finally, it should be said that the providers of the various software products discussed in this course will change their product functionality from time-to-time and so the instructions provided here may not completely apply following a given software update. We try our best to keep the course content current.