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Old 07-31-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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A good book?


If I had to pick one Linux reference to have on my shelf, what should it be? I'm thinking something that's easy to read, complete, with the sort of tips someone new to Linux (such as myself) would find useful.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hi Teyesarh

I don't know of any books to reccomend - but there is a vast website full of Guides and How tos etc etc at the Linux Documentation Project which you can download in many different formats - there is effectively many books worth of good information here.


http://www.tldp.org/guides.html

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Old 07-31-2003, 01:43 PM   #3
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Linux Administration Handbook at http://www.admin.com/
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:49 PM   #4
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Here's what I did:
I read some reviews on Amazon and then went to the library and took out a selection of the best reviewed books. I'll end up buying one, but it's nice to have a selection for now
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:50 PM   #5
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i very very good book is the rute guide
although its an online book, and it won't be on your shelf perse, but you have the option to download the pdf or html, and i am sure you'll learn alot from it.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:54 PM   #6
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Here's some good online stuff, including a different link to rute:

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/rute.html.gz
http://espc22.murdoch.edu.au/~stewart/guide/guide.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/

Also, if you're going to go purchase a book, and you are using Red Hat 9, then you might look for a book like The Red Hat Linux 9 Bible, if it exists. I have The Red Hat Linux 8 Bible.

regards...
 
Old 07-31-2003, 04:39 PM   #7
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O'Reilly & Associates publish the best books on Unix/Linux and related material.
Also, take a look at the Open Books. They are free.

Open Books Project
http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/

O'Reilly & Associates
http://www.oreilly.com/
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:19 PM   #8
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teyesahr,

A book I just picked up at B Dalton is:

SAMS Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux 8 in 24 Hours.

It has logical "bite-size" chapters.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:43 PM   #9
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i very very good book is the rute guide
although its an online book, and it won't be on your shelf perse, but you have the option to download the pdf or html, and i am sure you'll learn alot from it.
i think you can order a hard copy from amazon.com.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:30 PM   #10
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i think you can order a hard copy from amazon.com.
I think I seem it at Barnes & Nobles or Borders.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 10:18 PM   #11
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This new book called Redhat Linux 9.0 unleashed is really good.
 
  


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