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Old 10-30-2002, 01:49 AM   #1
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Good books for newbies???


Hi all,

I made the same type of thread ages ago but I can't remember the aswers and I cannot find the thread anymore, therefore, I'm asking again:

What would be a good book for newbies to learn Linux, how it works, the structure, commands and stuff?

I could kinda learn with the Internet, forums and stuff, but I like to read when I'm in the train, so I might as well learn something.

Oh, and could I find these books on amazon.com for example coz I live in a french speaking country and I can't find any book in English there, so I'm gonna have to order it on the net...

Thx a lot.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 02:31 AM   #2
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get small book such as 'sams' series or from oreily..
get a book less than 200 pages..
(www.amazon.com)

then u can go 'learning bash' from oriely

beyond that, google, linuxquestions will be sufficient..
 
Old 10-30-2002, 08:58 AM   #3
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The Linux RUTE is an excellent manual, and it is free unless you want the printed manual. You can either download it and read it on your local system, read it online at one of the mirrors, or purchase the book.

Download/Online http://rute.sourceforge.net/
Book Resellers http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/rute-purchase.html
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:31 AM   #4
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There are also Running Linux and Linux In A Nutshell , both from O'Reilly and both excellent!!
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:51 AM   #5
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There are also Running Linux and Linux In A Nutshell , both from O'Reilly and both excellent!!
Ah thanks a lot to all of you. Linux In A Nutshell is the one I heard of so much, apparently it's really good...

thx
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:54 AM   #6
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Re: Good books for newbies???

Quote:
Originally posted by DaDdY SnEb
I made the same type of thread ages ago but I can't remember the aswers and I cannot find the thread anymore, therefore, I'm asking again
Searching with you only having a little over 100 posts, it was fairly easy finding your original thread that was similiar to this one with the search button right below each post you make.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=23778
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:54 AM   #7
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just had a look at amazon.com and there's one called Linux In a Nutshell 3rd Edition, is it the same one that's been updated or is it the 3 part of it?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 09:56 AM   #8
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Re: Re: Good books for newbies???

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Searching with you only having a little over 100 posts, it was fairly easy finding your original thread that was similiar to this one with the search button right below each post you make.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=23778
lol

thx, but I did try...promise
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:06 AM   #9
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just had a look at amazon.com and there's one called Linux In a Nutshell 3rd Edition, is it the same one that's been updated or is it the 3 part of it?
No, its not part of a 3 part series. Its just the 3rd book they have put out, its like an update most likely so they keep using the same name for the book, just a newer edition.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:33 AM   #10
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what about "learning the bash shell", is that any good?
 
Old 10-30-2002, 10:43 AM   #11
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hehe, there was a discount of 30% on each book (linux in a nutshell and running linux both 3rd edition) so I just ordered them, thanks everyone!
 
Old 10-30-2002, 11:07 AM   #12
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This book will serve you in good stead for years into the future

Unix SysAdm

Whichever of the Unices you find yourself working with the clearly written, concise, and well considered advice --based on decades of collective experience-- presented in this book is of unparalleled quality.

If you read and assimilate the contents of this book, you will not be a newbie for very long.

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Old 10-30-2002, 12:14 PM   #13
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books i personally read and thought good..

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...ref=sr_2_2/104
-0409284-6568710

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...ref=sr_2_1/104
-0409284-6568710

one from sams (use advanced search, publisher=sams, title=linux)
one from oreily (oreily, unix)

linux nutshell is more like reference..

Last edited by doublefailure; 10-30-2002 at 12:16 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 04:14 PM   #14
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I bought the Red Hat Linux 7.2 Bible and it comes with the distro. It's about 1000 pages but I got the OS up an running by reading only the first 100 pages or so. You should be able to order it online at Amazon for about $39.00 US.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 06:27 PM   #15
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learning redhat linux, by Bill McCarty [o'Reilley]
 
  


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