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Old 02-06-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Best Books for Learning Linux?


What are some of the best books one can use to learn Linux? (I'm particularly interested in learning Linux in shell mode, and how to modify kernels.) I'm a complete newbie to this, so simpler (but comprehensive) books are best. THANKS!
 
Old 02-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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There's a BIG jump between learning shell and playing with kernels.
Shell (& Linux generally) tutorial http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

Comprehensive shell guides
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

Loads of books/manuals (free to read). Includes a section on kernels www.linuxtopia.org
 
Old 02-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

Great book.
No Experience needed but by the end you will have learned alot.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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O'reilly Linux books
 
Old 02-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
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The Linux Documentation Project has scads of resources.
 
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The Linux Documentation Project has scads of resources.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:35 AM   #7
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What are some of the best books one can use to learn Linux? (I'm particularly interested in learning Linux in shell mode, and how to modify kernels.) I'm a complete newbie to this, so simpler (but comprehensive) books are best. THANKS!
Here is a good reference book on compiling Linux kernels that you can read online: http://www.kroah.com/lkn/
Although it is somewhat out of date since it was written when the 2.6 kernel was current, it is still a good and easy to read reference for compiling your own kernel.
 
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If you'd like to read an entertaining Linux-related book (rather outdated but funny), check out "The Joy of Linux".

Very well written and gives a good overview of the history of Linux and the big players. Incredibly fun read
 
Old 02-07-2013, 07:14 AM   #9
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You dont necesarrily have to take the RHCSA or RHCE exams but I would reccomend jooking at Michael Jang's RHCE study guide. Lots of very good information in there and if you aim to meet all of the RHCE criteria that will give you a good foundation for you to progress from.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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I am new to linux. but I am finding book "Linux Essentials, Service & security - Learn By Example" by vipin gupta
very useful
 
Old 02-07-2013, 11:24 AM   #11
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I'd agree with Chris (post 2): RUTE and the Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide are brilliant (and free!)
 
  


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