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Old 09-12-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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Recommend a Linux book please


I'm looking for one Linux book to use as a reference. And I definately want a real book, not a website or pdf. Two that I am considering are http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guid...1261755&sr=8-1 and http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Nutshell...1261797&sr=8-1. Would one of these be really good, or do you have a different recommendation? Thanks!
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #2
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I'm looking for one Linux book to use as a reference. And I definately want a real book, not a website or pdf. Two that I am considering are http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guid...1261755&sr=8-1 and http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Nutshell...1261797&sr=8-1. Would one of these be really good, or do you have a different recommendation? Thanks!
The one I love the most is my Slackware Linux Unleashed book. Whether or not you use Slackware, it comes with all kinds of good information for configuring basically any distribution. It's a tad outdated by now (mine was like Slackware 8) unless they have an updated book. It also had a bunch of stuff in there about scripting using sed and awk, which can be almost indispensable.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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I like the Wiley Bible series. The O'Reilly Nutshell books are very good but as the name suggest they are compact in size and you might find you want more expansive examples and explanations. You can probably find copies of different books in a public library or real world bookshop which will help you make up your mind which suits you best.
 
  


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