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Old 03-08-2005, 06:18 PM   #1
bigguybret
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Question Books, CD's, Anything for Mandrake 10, Linux in General !!


Looking for some books or CD's that could possibly help me make the transition to Linux.. As the other day It took me 45min to figure out how to install FireFox... But not really as it seems that I'm using Mozilla.. not fire fox.. Crap... I'm such a newb.. Anyway I'd like a beginners book that would let me understand what diffetent things are used for... how they are set up.. why they are set up that way, what specs do I currently have in mandrake 10, how to install MP3 Player.. Kernel, Bash, WinX..etc... See I know these words.. But have no CLUE what they mean.. So basically my question is what is a great book to start off my journey into Linux.. Ya know.. Something to kind of lay the foundations of learning this language !!! I see many on Amazon.. but would like some feed back on what would be appropriate for Mandrake 10 !! Thanks-A-Bunch Guys/Girls !!!!

Bret

 
Old 03-08-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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When I first considered going to linux, I picked up a nice cheap book called Red Hat 9 for dummies. Some sections can be *extremely* basic, but as a newb, I liked it. It goies over everything from installing XMMS to configuring IPtables, and installing/running tripwire and snort. I know, its a book about RH, but the two are close enough you should find it useful. It also has a handy refrence of common terminal commands.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 06:53 PM   #3
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I had a similar experience converting over to linux. My first choice was Mandrake but the lack of info frustrated me so much that I reinstalled Xp. What to search for? Where to go? How to understand the answers you find !! The only info for Mandrake I could find was for 9.1.

Eventually I visited this site below.

http://distrowatch.hostcentral.net.a...resource=major


After researching through the website and distros, I visited the Debian website. WOW!!!! So full of info, and all free to download :-)........ I tried out Debian - Sarge and would not change my distro for quids!!!! Yes it is harder than some distros out there but you learn about your computer and linux in a way you never would with Windoze.

Slackware site are a fantastic source of information also. You don't need "Mandrake" in the title to learn about linux.

Hope this helps!!!!
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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Here a site that might help you it's not distro specific. http://www.linux.org/lessons/ and it's free.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 11:22 PM   #5
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www.alibris.com
 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:04 AM   #6
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All Kinds of free IT books:

http://www.flazx.com/

not sure if its legal or not though.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 03:40 AM   #7
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AWESOME...

You guys are AWESOME... Thanks a BUNCH... KEEP EM COMING !!! KEEP EM COMING !!!!

More, More, More.... Love that Flazx.com.. EXCELLENT POST MY BROTHA FROMA NOTHA MOTHA !!!!

 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:48 AM   #8
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Here are some sites

http://www.tldp.org/

http://www.faqs.org/docs/

http://www.linuxdoc.com/

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

http://tille.xalasys.com/training/tldp/index.html

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz

should keep you off the streets for a while
floppy
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:59 AM   #9
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oh hey I nearly forgot

http://www.ao.com/~regan/penguins/tux.html

http://linuxmythology.redstarworld.com/

and my favourite poster

http://www.linux.org.au/conf/2003/ar...BIB-poster.jpg


and by the way
Mandrake has a few docs in PDF form on the CD
or you can find them here

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/fdoc.php3

live long and prosper
floppy
 
Old 03-09-2005, 10:29 AM   #10
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Brilliant !!!

I shant be leaving my abode... for quite some time now !!! Very Helpful... Excellent posts...
 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:00 PM   #11
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Just be sure you follow the link to Easy Urpmi in my sig, and follow the instructions there. It's the best way to install most software for Mandrake.
 
  


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