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Old 04-05-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Beginner to Linux - looking for some clarity


Dear Forum Members,

It is barely a few minutes joining the forum and I am posting already. The objective is to find out where to start with in getting familiar with Linux.

I've been a Windows Systems Administrator and lately figured out my interest towards Linux Administration. After checking with someone who knows more than me, I've got a copy of Scientific Linux 6.x and looking forward to install.

I would like to go by the books and wanted to know which one would help me at this level - Level 0.

Please do suggest books which suit Linux Administration for beginners!

Thank you!

Regards,
Dennis.
 
Old 04-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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Check out www.linuxcommand.org and read William Shotts book. He created Gentoo and it is a great learning resource to get you from the dark side(windows) to Linux.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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Hi "Kustom42",

Thank you for your suggestion and I appreciate your help.

Best Regards,
Dennis.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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An oft overlooked learning resource is a virtual machine. Install Linux to a VM, make a backup copy of the clean installation and then play until it breaks. IMO there's no substitute for learning by making mistakes.
 
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Thank you for your suggestion "Roken"

Best Regards,
Dennis.
 
Old 04-08-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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The CentOS website contains a lot of Red Hat documentation (and some of their own) which you may find useful:
http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos
 
  


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