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I am very new to Linux and I don't mind saying, a bit overwhelmed. Does anybody have any suggestions for a good book about Linux (preferably wirtten in dumbed down english). I'm pretty good with computers (Windows) but I want to be able to understand what I'm reading.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
I tell you what, I am very new, too! I'll tell you a book not to get-Linux for Dummies. It leaves you feeling like a dummy!!! Some jerk at work suggested it-and I got it, thinking he knew what he was talking about, comes out that he don't know squat about Linux at all, he just saw it in the bookstore and thought it would help. I 'm sure this book is okay for some, but it is built on the premise that you don't know anything about Windoz. Try going to a bookstore and look-n-see what they got, and flip through different books to see if the writing style grabs you! It would be a good start...Hang in there-it gets better!!!
I'm also a newbie and as far as a HowTo book, I've found Running Linux, published by O'Reilly
to be really helpful. You can hardly go wrong with any of their books. A Practical Guide to Linux
by Mark G. Sobell (published by Addison Wesley) does a pretty good job outlining
the conceptual framework of Linux (as near as I can tell ).
Just my opinion.