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Old 03-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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Talking Do I need to study Mr. Ken Tompson's first Unix file?


So can have complete understanding of Linux.
 
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #3
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Smile Guess no need to study Mr Linus Torvalds's first Linux file

neither. Thanks timdvtemp.

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Old 03-18-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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You will need to read Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" to understand Life, The Universe and Everything though.
(The answer's 42!)

Play Bonny!

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:19 AM   #5
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Smile Understandable and insightful Linux book

Will try to go to the Galaxy as soon as I can. Right now, just hardly can read my palm.

Any English book or site can give a systematic guidance on Linux to new learner ?

Need a real simple one that feeds you more understandable information than you can memorize.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:53 AM   #6
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RUTE (RUTE Users Tutorial and Exposition)would be a good place to start.
Linux Cookbook (O'Reilly) is also a good read

In general what to read really depends on what you are wanting to learn about:

Programming?
Systems Administration?
Security?
 
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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Wink Thanks Disillusionist

will look into the two books.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 01:40 AM   #8
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Boway Lee -
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Do I need to study Mr. Ken Tompson's first Unix file?
So can have complete understanding of Linux.
I thought you were joking!

If you're serious, the answer is "No!". Frankly, I wouldn't really waste my money with any specific book, unless you already had some specific area of Linux in mind.

Suggestion:
1. If you just want to "get exposed to Linux", then pick a distro (preferably as a "live CD"), download it, and play with it.

2. If you have any questions about *which* distro, then post another thread here at LQ. Be sure to mention some of the things you're interested in. And be sure to look at th

3. If you encounter any problems, then post another thread. You'll probably receive help within minutes

4. If you REALLY want something "to read", then get a book or magazine that comes with a Live CD. Here are a couple of great choices:

* Linux Format (U.K.)
http://www.tuxradar.com/subscribe
<= You can buy an individual magazine, loaded with great articles, for under $10 USD.

* Ubuntu User:
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/

* Linux Pro:
http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:15 AM   #9
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RUTE is freely available: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 03-21-2011, 03:00 AM   #10
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Talking Think I found the key to Linux mansion

Thank you pualsm4 and again Disillusionist. Not joking after 5 years and a dozen books brought. However I think I found the key two weeks ago. Got the feeling the lock clicks in the recent two days. Now I need to trun the knob, open the door. go inside the mansion. Who knows I may just meet some of you inside a cornor of a room. Appreciate for all those concerned.
 
  


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