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Old 12-28-2000, 11:16 AM   #1
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Being an OS/2 and Windose power user, I expected learning linux to be somewhat of a snap. Boy was I ever knocked down a peg (penguin?) or 98! Checking my local book store revealed Linux for Dummies, which is about the level I'm at now and a whole bunch of books which for now are a fair bit above my level. Please suggest a book or 2 for someone who's at the beginner-intermediate stage. I'm using Mandrake 7.2 and KDE 2 for now.

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Old 12-29-2000, 08:18 AM   #2
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For my Linux teaching I use Running Linux by Matt Welsh and few others, published by O'Reilly.

I use it to give me a general understanding of how Linux works, and the very basics of getting the most out of it. I would recommend this book without a doubt, essential.

However, for individual and specific problems which you will face I would recommend the site for a comprehensive list of How-to's written by fellow Linux users who give you plenty of advice and tips on the particular topics.
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I really liked A Practical Guide to Linux by Sobell. UNIX Power Tools by O'Reilly is also very good as you get a little more advanced. Finally UNIX System Administration Handbook is a tome that in my opinion should be read by anyone who is serious about *NIX, it really is that good. The book is now in its third edition. The forwards have been written by Dennis Ritchie, Eric Allman and Linus Torvalds. That is about as impressive of a list as you can get!


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