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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.

THANKS for all replies;

Ed

[Edited by warpedEd on 12-28-2000 at 12:22 PM]
 
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 http://www.linuxdoc.org 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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Old 12-29-2000, 06:41 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-15-2016, 10:30 PM   #4
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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 http://www.linuxdoc.org 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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Your link to www.linuxdoc.org is broke or resold to http://www.acumenprep.com/. I received this page when clicking on the linuxdoc.org link.thought to let you know.
 
Old 05-15-2016, 10:39 PM   #5
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My favorite from when I started was Garrels's Introduction to Linux; I still have a print-out of it on my bookshelf. You can find it in multiple formats at the Linux Documentation Project on the "Guides" page. It hasn't been updated in a while, but the subjects it addresses haven't changed much, if at all. (One thing you will learn is that Linux maintainers don't change things things just because they can--or just to convince paying customers that the new version is worth their $$$, as paying customers are not part of the equation--they change things when change is necessary.)

Learning how to use man pages is also worth the effort. They are references, not learning tools, but, as you learn more, being able to use the references becomes more and more important.

About dot com (somewhat surprisingly) has a pretty good section on Linux.

You can also find a wealth of tutorials on specific topics on YouTube. Really, once you get past the cat videos and the movie trailers, there's lots of useful stuff on YouTube.

Going Linux is a great reference designed for new and intermediate users.

Welcome to LQ.

Remember, the Tux is out there.

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Old 05-16-2016, 12:20 AM   #6
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Is OS/2 still available these days?


I am reading (...slowly...) "How Linux Works' by Brian Ward. I think it is a good book.
 
Old 05-16-2016, 02:24 AM   #7
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A good Linux Book:

1 - Virtual Box

2 - Linux Distro of your choice

3 - Hands on

4 - Linuxquestions.org for unclear chapters

Good luck!
 
Old 05-16-2016, 03:11 AM   #8
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Is OS/2 still available these days?
While OS2 did hold on for a surprising length of time in things like ATMs, I think it is fully gone these days. However, for a clue as to what is going on, have a look at the dates on the earliest posts in this thread, which in computer terms, are from when dinosaurs still frolicked.
 
Old 05-16-2016, 03:32 AM   #9
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However, for a clue as to what is going on, have a look at the dates on the earliest posts in this thread, which in computer terms, are from when dinosaurs still frolicked.
I often wonder whatever happened to the OP, warpedEd.

Maybe the dinosaurs nabbed him.
 
Old 05-16-2016, 03:43 AM   #10
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It's interesting that in 16 years, the answer hasn't changed. That is, so far as I know, the Welsh book and Unix Power Tools are still the two must-reads.
 
Old 05-16-2016, 05:19 AM   #11
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While OS2 did hold on for a surprising length of time in things like ATMs, I think it is fully gone these days. However, for a clue as to what is going on, have a look at the dates on the earliest posts in this thread, which in computer terms, are from when dinosaurs still frolicked.
Damn... it is so hard for me to find a post to which I could give suggestions. It turns out 16 years old.

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Old 05-16-2016, 05:22 AM   #12
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I often wonder whatever happened to the OP, warpedEd.

Maybe the dinosaurs nabbed him.
Long live the dinosaurs. Hope some newbies will bump to this thread and gain some insights, never notice the date the thread was posted.
 
Old 05-16-2016, 01:11 PM   #13
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Linux in a Nutshell and Linux Cookbook, both O'Reilly publications. For more advanced stuff, Unix Power Tools and Essential System Administration - also O'Reilly pubs. My O'Reilly library is embarrassingly huge.
 
Old 05-16-2016, 02:00 PM   #14
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Your link to www.linuxdoc.org is broke or resold to http://www.acumenprep.com/. I received this page when clicking on the linuxdoc.org link.thought to let you know.
16 year old necro post.

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