What happens when a non-coder tries to learn Linux

I wanted to learn Linux, so here’s my account of what I did to achieve that goal.

To give you some idea of what it means to me to learn more about Linux: When I was at OSCON 2014 this year, I met an edX developer named David. During our discussion about the new direction edX is taking with their open source project Open edX, he told me about the Intro to Linux course. I mentally signed myself up immediately.