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Old 01-03-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
kornerr
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Where to get a free book about Linux?


I just want to ask one stupid question all who reads it.
As I understood Linux is free.
But why did I find NO one free book about Linux,
programming in it?
Tell me why people who knows Linux a bit more than
others SELL their book? I understand - it's their
work. But they use free system, free apps...
It's not the way to free people brain from MS!
There are MANY books about Windows. Closed-code OS.
But no books about Open-code OS!!!
WHAT IS IT???!!!
I've got a book about RedHat7 (I know it's old).
I've read half a book (book containes 800 pages),
but I got a few info (as I think).
Don't you know where to get profound knowledge
about Linux, programming and all its "body"???
Something a bit more convinient than "mans".
I know that "mans" describe almost all, but...
May be there is not so... long way to know Linux?
NOT f***ing separate HTMLs!
THE$E F***ING DOLLAR$ ARE EVERYWHERE.

If you know such book, PLEASE (!!!) tell me where to get it.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
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As I understand your rant, you do not want html, so I assume you do not want urls for on line info sites. What you want is someone to print and give away free books. Is that correct or am I misreading?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:55 AM   #3
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Check your local library?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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Go to ebay. You can sometimes get books for 99 cents. It's not free, but hell... can't beat it.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:01 PM   #5
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Amule.
In search field type: "O'Reilly"
You'll get goooood bunch of linux related literature
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:06 PM   #6
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there are mountains of free documentation, produced by volunteers, on Linux/programming/*BSD available - start at google.com and tldp.org. after reading it all, you are free to write your own book and give it away if you like.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:14 PM   #7
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Me either Genesee!
Apparently there is a hard way of doing easy things
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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Mmmmmm...
I live in such a place... I live in Russia, in Siberia.
Our town library has no such books. Stores do not sell
any Linux software.
The only Linux I've seen in my town (Kemerovo)
is Mandrake10.0.
Here someone was addressed to on-line book. I went there...
SEPARATE htmls! No. Complete book is not free!
I need free.
Have you been to www.advancedlinuxprogramming.com?
I need such book, but NOT SO SHORT!
NOT on-line. I want to download and read it at home.

Doesn't such free book exist???

I've read "man" about Emacs. It was great, I've learnt so much...
but it took me much longer... And Emacs doesn't support
Russian... So I can only use it for writing in English.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:21 PM   #9
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Zdravstvuy dorogoy tovarisch kornerr!
The best tool for you then is to use aMule as p2p client. Since you can use Internet download books by author "O'Reilly" from aMule. There are mostly all Linux or Unix related
Regards
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:22 PM   #10
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You are correct!

We should have books that are free... but wait, WE DO!

http://www.slackware.com/book/

Oh yah, you don't want HTML... well guess what? -- what you want is free-as-in-beer books, Linux is not about that, what can be provided is free-as-in-speach books... often found in HTML form.

Thing is, even if the text is free-as-in-speach the paper costs money, and lots of it! Then you have to factor in shipping, handling, etc...



I guess what I'm trying to say is: Why should the Linux community pay to give a free book to people who can just RTFM (man pages, online docs...) in the first place?



Last edited by slackMeUp; 01-03-2005 at 12:23 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:24 PM   #11
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I hate to be a stick in the mud, but wouldn't those be violating copyright laws.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:25 PM   #12
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Nice to see you again, slackMeUp!
Preaching RTFM religion again?!
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:25 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by ringwraith
I hate to be a stick in the mud, but wouldn't those be violating copyright laws.
Shhh... don't tell.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:28 PM   #14
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I wonder, ringwraith, if you've ever downloaded any mp3? If you have, how can you live with yourself!?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:41 PM   #15
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Originally posted by SlackerLX
Nice to see you again, slackMeUp!
Preaching RTFM religion again?!
Put it this way... if you have a problem, LinuxQuestions.org can be a resource to solving it. But so can the man pages, online docs and tutorials. That said, if someone has a problem, and has fallowed the HOWTO, but is stuck -- I would be more then happy to lend a hand. However, if you just cry to the forums without an attempt to read up on the problem yourself, I can't see myself helping much...
 
  


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