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Old 03-08-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
Ben Sytko
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Book


Hello,

I am in need of a linux book that walks you trough installing a web server. I already have an old PC and its already connected to the network. I just don't know how to install linux without a monitor on it. I also don't know how to update Apache either. Thanks.

-Ben
 
Old 03-08-2004, 07:36 PM   #2
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i'm not sure if this is what you're looking for , but, here is a link to apache's documentation.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-project/

hope that gets you going.
good luck.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
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Take a look at the description and list of relevant books at the O'Reilly website. They always seem to have an outstanding selection of first rate books.

http://www.oreilly.com


Very best,
Nick
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:20 AM   #4
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Ha, well I'd say have a look at the book section of a decent computer/IT store, but I wouldn't recommend any of the O'really publications. The two I've got, are written by geeks for geeks (and no that's not a criticism. I'm just not a technical person - so the technobabble was very over my head.

I've heard lots of people recommend the "Sam's" range. But i haven't tried them.

How about just trying googles linux section ?

regards

John
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:57 AM   #5
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I found this book on a whim and I like the ease of non technical babble. Linux Desk Reference by Scott Hawkins. Ease of use to understand, and hey I like short sentences, its about 500 pages or so but overall the book should help ya with codes, how to's, and it give you a thorough explanation of whats going on. I like things to be simple not complicated, some like it tough I like the KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID (kiss, aptly named)

Hope you can get yourself on the right track.

Oh and I forgot to mention you might want to check out a linux bible too, there should be some info on how to set up your servers and stuff.


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Old 03-09-2004, 09:46 AM   #6
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OK, O'Reilly's books are mostly a bit technical (although Running Linux isn't too bad). I'd agree that the Sam's books are better at introductory level information. A good approach in addition to the local computer store is to look over the titles at Barnes & Noble and Borders, for example. They have a pretty decent selection around where I live. You can browse thru them and get a feel for the right ones for you.

Best,
Nick
 
Old 03-09-2004, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thanks, but i've been to a local bookstore and they had almost no Linux books. I will try B&N next time i'm at the mall. Thanks.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 04:04 PM   #8
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One other thought would be http://www.amazon.com as you can type in linux and see the books for sale. You can look over bestselling, most popular, recent books categories too. A nice thing is that there are reader reviews and a rating system that sometimes helps.


Very best,
Nick
 
Old 03-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #9
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The only problem is that I prefere to go to the bookstore and look trought the book before I purchase it. Sure some of those "24 hour" books by Sam look good online but the actuall print is far too light for me. Plus I don't like their smell.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 07:18 PM   #10
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When surfing the amazon web site for a book you can easily go throughout the main topics of almost any book, especially technical ones and you can read reviews wrote by readers what is very useful I think. Take a look here for a good example of what they provide you online :

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846

Then you may go to the nearest store and make your choice or simply buy online a used book at a decent price.
 
  


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