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Old 04-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Linux beginner books


Dear friends,

i'm very new to Linux OS,

i wanted to get to know which books
you guys are reading, could you suggest any
for the beginning?

Best regards,
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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This is a surprisingly comprehensive document about using a Debian-family Linux OS:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/

I might start there, and then look up things you don't understand along the way. In particular, its treatment of the Linux command line is probably a bit quick. Also, don't bother with the "Midgnight Commander" section.
 
Old 04-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Your distro probably has a few books already installed or available for using the desktop and for administration.

Also search your package manager system for "books" and "doc". For example, there are three O'Reilly books on Samba3 available.

Another great site for documentation is www.tldp.org (Linux Documentation Project). Some of the Howto's are getting a bit long in the tooth. Check out the Guides.
 
Old 04-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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Try
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
www.linuxtopia.org
 
Old 04-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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thank you for being quick, probably i'm the only one who reads books on linux on his amazon kindle,
one more question is is it possible to install linux on your windows 7?
is it convenient to use afterwards?

your replies are greatly appreciated,
best ragrds,
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:56 PM   #6
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one more question is is it possible to install linux on your windows 7?
Linux and Windows are different operating systems and one cannot be installed on other. For installing linux either you can install side by side or you can remove windows 7 and install linux.
And by the way what is your system's hardware configuration?
 
Old 04-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
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i wanted to get to know which books
you guys are reading, could you suggest any
for the beginning?
You can search on google there are lots of. You can check this link for online trainig also: www.linuxhomenetworking.com
 
Old 04-02-2012, 12:11 AM   #8
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I really liked Linux Bible and also HowToForge has a nice set of tutorials
 
Old 04-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #9
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You can install Wubi, which is a Ubuntu spin, on Windows 7.

It comes in several flavors. I use the Xubuntu spin myself on my Win 7 machine (I like to keep at least one native Windows box on hand in case I have to do something for a client who demands native Windows formats and in case I have to test stuff in a Windows environment).

You can also also install a virtualizer for Windows, such as Virtual Box, and then install Linux as a Virtual Machine.

Most Linux users would consider either of these a less than ideal installation, but it would be a good way to get your feet wet.
 
  


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