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Old 08-19-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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Best books for learning Linux (Not GUI simple tasks)


Hello there, i was wondering if anyone knows any big books that could help me learn the more advanced tasks in Linux, so i can learn more about the system.

All i have really found is books that basically teach me Linux as if i was a windows-style end user, and don't really go into the CLI at all, mostly GUI style tasks, which i understand already.

Basically what i am looking for is a educational book for a Linux beginner transitioning to an intermediate user if you know what i mean.

Anyone able to help me out? Cheers
 
Old 08-19-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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Have you looked at the Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition by Paul Sheer? It would seem to fit the bill.
 
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #3
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You might be interested in the book on this site:
http://unixmages.com/
It is called Unix for the Beginning Mage.
It is available as a free downloadable PDF document and is a tremendous amount of fun to read and follow along.
From the site: "Unix Mages started in the summer of 2005 with the purpose of teaching Unix and Linux by using stories of wizards, mages, magic, and spells."
Try it out. Although it's not a long book, it packs a great amount into a compact space.
 
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:21 AM   #4
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The Linux Documentation Project
 
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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the info command
or browse /usr/man/man? and /usr/doc/howtos and /usr/doc/faqs don't forget /usr/doc
you already have a ton of advanced stuff right there on your computer
get to a terminal and run "mc" look around in you system

dude your really holding yourself back by not embracing the command line that's where the real power of linux lies

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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dude your really holding yourself back by not embracing the command line that's where the real power of linux lies
That's what i want to do more so.

I am kinda tired at the moment with using "cuddly" distros like Ubuntu which in a way try to hide the CLI, but i am having real hardware support issues with more advanced distros because i have quite a modern laptop (Sony VAIO E Series).

I have used Slackware before and really enjoyed it, but i just can't get the hardware support. Same with Debian.
 
  


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