LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
Recommend a book to learn linux


I've been learning linux on and of for about 2 years now, and have learned most by trial and error and through the help of the LinuxQuestions community (a big "thank you" to all of you!).

However, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not learning nearly as much nor as fast as I'd like to and that although there are numerous online resources I still prefer paper for any reading longer than, say, 3 paragraphs (plus it's a lot easier to carry around than my desktop

I'd like to find a book that can help me learn to master my linux, assuming that I'm not a complete Noob, but would still like to learn things from the beginning AND get to really understand/control them.

I'm looking forward to rading your suggestions.

Linmix
 
Old 08-21-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
Check out our reviews section where members review and rate books: http://www.linuxquestions.org/reviews/index.php
 
Old 08-21-2004, 12:25 PM   #3
penguin4
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: california
Distribution: mdklinux8.1
Posts: 1,209

Rep: Reputation: 45
linmix; got one so am recommending it! Linux Complete by sybex pub. 2nd
Customizing and Upgrading Linux, 2ed by Wiley pub; author,s L. & A. McKinnon among a few others that are textbooks. available at N&B, & Computer Books Direct book club.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 07:07 AM   #4
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK - South Coast.
Distribution: Ubuntu (usually the latest....)
Posts: 2,672
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Well I'd say that judging from the link posted by the trickykid, the "rute user" is looking "fav"!

Probably because it's downloadable as well as available in hard copy, get both!

Personally I also hate reading bloody great chunk's of text off screen, hence that instead of using the various online stuff to learn html, xhtml and css, I've opted for this one which was indirectly recommended by one of the blokes from my LUG (who happens to be a web developer). But his comment was that he'd alway's got on well with wrox publications.

I know that's not what you're looking for, but it highlight's the point of personal recommendations. Hence my comment about "rute user", 3 reviews (to date), all favourable.

regards

John
 
Old 08-24-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 69
In addition to Rute, I would also highly recommend O'Reilly's Running Linux. It's top notch -- J.W.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:07 AM   #6
jaz
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: midwest
Distribution: fedora core 1
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 6
Linux Administration Handbook
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:30 AM   #7
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
bigjohn (or anybody who might know) it says it's available for download, but I haven't been able to find a working link, only got the index page (which looks good BTW). Can anybody provide a link? I'm not likely to find it in any bookshops around here so I'll have to order it and I do like to know exactly what I'm ordering

P.S. the wrox book looks interesting... might just put it on my list of 'suggested presents'

Last edited by linmix; 08-24-2004 at 11:34 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 11:49 AM   #8
J.W.
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Distribution: Mint
Posts: 6,642

Rep: Reputation: 69
Rute URL = http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz

-- J.W.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 12:40 PM   #9
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
Thanks. I'll try again later. It appears the server is too busy to be able to spare me some bytes.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:30 AM   #10
dukeinlondon
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: London
Distribution: kubuntu 8.10
Posts: 593
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
Rute's book is so clear! and covers very usefull ground. I also have "running linux" and it's not as good.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:15 PM   #11
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
I'm more and more interested in Rute. I'm still trying to download it, but I keep getting "server busy". I got a sample chapter though and it looks great. One question though, I was reading about kernel compilation and it says something like "slower systems with 4 MB of RAM... " isn't that a bit old??? Is the book outdated? Will I miss anything newer?
 
Old 08-27-2004, 08:36 AM   #12
shadow_wwp
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: China
Distribution: Turbo & LFS
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
i used linux two years , i can do all things under linux, i give you a suggestion that "do it is better than lern it" .
 
Old 08-27-2004, 04:37 PM   #13
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
I agree, but I need to figure out WHAT to do and HOW to do it first.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 08:24 PM   #14
penguin4
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: california
Distribution: mdklinux8.1
Posts: 1,209

Rep: Reputation: 45
linmix; am a newbie too, but recommend reading everything & any thing relating to linux in the manner of comprehending with knowledge prior to doing any thing. how ever if u r familiar with w,s there is very little to compare what & how to do between w & linux. advise do not attempt doing
what w does with linux not the same. unless u have done dos even then there is slight differences. remember linux,s beginnigs are mainly server
& mainframe systems. u will notice at install of os it will ask if u would want to setup a server, network or single user. so be careful of any choices with-out prior knowledge!
 
Old 08-28-2004, 12:14 AM   #15
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK - South Coast.
Distribution: Ubuntu (usually the latest....)
Posts: 2,672
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
linmix, Here's what's been thrown up by amazon (.co.uk), I'm pretty sure that you could get it cheaper, presuming that amazon have a spanish branch - I'd guess that it'd be cheaper.

As for age, if you see the details, it's shown as republished in 2002 - I understand that Paul Sheer originally wrote it some considerable time ago, but going by the date, it should have been updated.

Irrespective of that, it would appear (as far as I can tell) that most of what's there still hold's pretty much correct. Obviously, even in the 2 years since it was last reproduced, stuff will have changed, but I'd suspect that it's still pretty accurate/up to date for most linux practices/procedures

regards

John

p.s. The link in my sig isn't actually the downloadable version, but the web site itself (I think!)
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
best book to learn on?? RahJiggah Linux - Newbie 4 07-08-2004 02:52 AM
pls,Recommend website to learn c++ vanhelsing Programming 2 06-08-2004 06:10 AM
Could anyone recommend me a book for MySQL study? 286 Linux - Newbie 5 01-31-2004 12:11 AM
Would you recommend this book? lhoff Linux - General 5 11-16-2001 07:23 PM
Good Book to learn qennster Programming 2 10-12-2001 09:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration