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I'm almost a complete newb (bet you've never heard that before lol)
I would like recommendations on books to teach me the fundamentals of linux.
I have a need to create a web server at work, and we have some old iMacs, so I downloaded and installed YDL 4.0.1.
So far, so good. I do have a little knowledge of linux, and can read man pages and HOWTO's. However my knowledge is hazy at best.
So I'd like a good 'learn linux/reference' book preferably for the distro I'm using, or at least Redhat/Fedora (which I think YDL is based on).
I'm more interested in learning to do things by command line, as I'm sure that it isn't a good idea to run X and KDE on a machine that's only supposed to be a server.
I'd also be interested in books that aren't distro specific if they are good.
So if any of you nice people out there have any ideas, I'd be grateful to hear them.
I have a few linux books and Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition is one of them. If you are to build, install or maintain a webserver or db server, you would also be dealing with firewalls. I would recommend you look at Linux Server Security from Oreilly. Recently, I've also come across another nice book called Hardening Linux by APress. If you going to check out the books...might as well check a few more.