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It is now 2018. Maybe you want to build or improve your Linux skills. But you don't have access to a Linux computer and your desktop is not powerful enough to really run virtual systems. Or you might even want to create multiple computers at the same time easily. Well in the age of cloud computing this is very easy. You can build out Amazon AWS Linux servers very easily and inexpensively. And you have the additional advantage of learning cloud computing skills, which are highly in demand. If you are new to AWS you can build out a number of systems for free for the first year too.
When I first thought about looking at AWS I thought it would be prohibitively expensive. However I found that it is surprisingly very inexpensive. You might even find that if you are hosting systems on traditional platforms that moving to the AWS cloud will be much more cost effective, and give you more options and control. I created a video that shows the basics of creating a simple Linux instance on AWS. It will get you started with the basics of Linux on AWS.
I am truly a geeks geek. I have worked in computers for over three decades. I have worked on mainframes, Unix systems, Linux before almost anyone knew what it was, and many other systems. I love computers, and love making them do things people think is impossible.