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Old 08-30-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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Linux Book


Ive been using Linux now for about 2-3months but i doubt im using Linux to its full potential or making sure its secure.



Anyone know a good book that isnt exactly for complete newbies to linux but still has some beginner type stuff.



Ive searched everywhere on some linux sites some books look not too bad but itd be good to get some actual feedback on some books that are not so dated.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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For my sparce $'s, I recomend Running Linux 4th Edition. Around 40 bucks depending on where you get it.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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Hello!

Please take a look at http://linux.oreilly.com/

Running Linux, 4th Edition
By Matt Welsh, Matthias Kalle Dalheimer, Terry Dawson, Lar Kaufman

Linux in a Nutshell Fourth Edition
by Ellen Siever, Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins

The Linux Cookbook, 2nd Edition
By Michael Stutz

How Linux Works
By Brian Ward

A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux Second Edition
by Mark G. Sobell

GNU/ Linux Bible

Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 Bible
by Christopher Negus

Linux+ Certification Bible
by Trevor Kay

Here you can find usefull commands:
http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/

Here you can find other good books.

Boby
 
Old 08-30-2004, 08:53 PM   #4
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Redhat has some excellent and free manuals. Take a look at:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Even though these are for redhat's enterprise product they're sufficiently general to be very useful.

There are two on System Administration, a Reference Guide, a Security Guide and a Step by Step (getting started) guide.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:12 PM   #5
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Thank you very much for the list there. Two of the ones i thought were good were listed so that makes my decsion much much easier
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:15 PM   #6
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A good starting place to look for documentation on the web is the linux documentation project website. www.tldp.org.

The Linux Cookbook mentioned by Boby is very good. It deals with what you can do with linux, such as using the ImageMagick program rather than on system administration.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:01 PM   #7
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The trouble with buying a linux (or any computer) book is that
they go out-of-date soon. Here's my list of weblinks I picked up
throughout the years. Enjoy.

Sheng-Chieh

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Forum Courtesy
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Introduction
http://www.tuxs.org/

Documentations
http://www.tldp.org/
http://www.dsl.org/cookbook/
http://www.linux.org/docs/online_books.html
http://www.madpenguin.org/
http://tille.soti.org/training/
http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml
http://docs.linux.com/
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/fdoc.php3 (mandrake)
http://www.jennings.homelinux.net/ (mandrake)
http://www.desktopos.com/
http://www.archlug.org/ ?!
http://www.desktop-linux.net/howtos.htm
http://www.debian.org/doc/
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz
http://www.tinyminds.org/
http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html
http://www.geocities.com/tipsforlinux/index-linux.html
http://sub.gotdns.org/linux-tutorial...line-stuff.php
http://linuxnovice.org/
http://linuxsurvival.com/
http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/
http://linux.about.com/library/bl/op...newbie_toc.htm

Directory
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/...ilestruct.html

Console Commands (a few links are for unix which is close to linux)
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~squa...inuxmanual.pdf
http://www.onlamp.com/linux/cmd/
http://linux.math.tifr.res.in/manuals/
http://www.ss64.com/bash/
http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/linuxterms.html
http://www.laynetworks.com/linux.htm
http://www.emba.uvm.edu/CF/basic.html
http://amath.colorado.edu/computing/.../commands.html
http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r10735/unixcomm.html
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~squadron/
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap.../index.en.html
http://www.linux-tutorial.info/index.php
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html (bash)
http://linux.org.mt/article/terminal (bash)
http://www.unixguide.net/linux/linuxshortcuts.shtml

News
http://linuxtoday.com/
http://mozillaquest.com/
http://www.linux.com/
http://www.madpenguin.org/

Forums
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/ (mandrake)
http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.php (mandrake)
http://forums.xandros.com/ (xandros)
http://www.lycoris.org/forum.php (lycoris)
http://linuxiso.org/forums/
http://www.madpenguin.org/DB_phpBB2.html
http://forums.linux.com/
http://www.desktopos.com/forum.php

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Admin.
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

Archives
http://linux.org.mt/article/selfextract

Buy places
http://www.linuxcentral.com/_v3/
http://almostfreelinux.com/

Games
http://icculus.org/lgfaq/
http://www.linux-games.com/
http://www.linux-gamers.net/
http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2362/lw-12-tengames/

Graphics
http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_list.php?id_kategory=20
http://www.linuxartist.com/
GIMP

Linux pre-installed vendors
http://www.linux.org/vendor/system/index.html

Linux pre-installed laptop vendors
http://www.tuxmobile.org/reseller.html
http://www.linux.org/vendor/system/laptop.html
http://www.elementcomputer.com/
http://carbonlinux.com/osc/

Laptop
http://tuxmobil.org/index.html
http://www.linux-laptop.net

Modem (problems may occur due to WinModem)
http://www.linmodems.org/
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/Linmodem-howto.html
http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hcf/index.php (HCF Rockwell chip)
http://axion.physics.ubc.ca/ppp-linux.html (PPP)
http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS (PCMCIA)

Printer
http://www.cups.org/ (CUPS used by most distributions)
http://support.lexmark.com/en/ldk/index.htm (lexmark)

Terminal
http://www.ltsp.org

Hardware Compatibility
Mandrake http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/hardware.php3
Red Hat http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?pagename=hcl
OpenLinux http://wdb1.caldera.com/chwp/owa/hch..._wizard.screen
Suse http://hardwaredb.suse.de/index.php?LANG=en_UK
Xandros http://www.xandros.net/hcl.html
TurboLinux http://www.turbolinux.com/hcl/TTlist.html
Knoppix http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
YellowDogLinux http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...down/index.php
ClarkConnect http://www.clarkconnect.org/info/requirements.html
Asp-Linux http://www.asp-linux.com/docs/hardware.shtml
Easilize http://www.easilize.com/requirements.html
Libranet http://www.libranet.com/system_requirements.html
Icepack-Linux http://www.icepack-linux.com/hardware.html
EvilEntity http://undeadlinux.com/evile/req.php
IPCop http://www.ipcop.org/cgi-bin/twiki/v...op/IPCopHCLv01
Lindows http://www.lindows.com/lindows_hwsw_compatibility.php
PLD http://pld-linux.org/installer-requirements.html
GeeXBoX http://geexbox.free.fr/us/pages/require.html
MiniCD http://minicd.berlios.de/modules.php...al&parent_id=0
LinuxConsole http://linuxconsole.free.fr/requirements.php?langue=en
LiveLinux http://nwst.de/livelinuxcd/lilinux.p...tm/en_dist.htm
Tech Linux http://www.techlinux.com.br/compat.shtml
BearOps Linux http://www.bearops.com/support/bearo...20Requirements << (with support / propganda, looks easy distro)
CensorNet http://www.intrago.co.uk/products/censornet.php?sc=4
Devil Linux http://www.devil-linux.org/
Debian http://www.debian.org/releases/stabl...ware-supported
Slackware http://slackware.com/install/sysreq.php
Linux Hardware http://www.eskimo.com/~lo/linux/hardwarelinks.html (general)
Linux Hardware.net http://www.linuxhardware.net/ (general)
intel http://support.intel.com/support/gra...inux/index.htm (general)
FreeBSD-5.0-i386 http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-i386.html
OpenBSD-i386 http://openbsd.org/i386.html#hardware
NetBSD-i386 http://netbsd.org/Ports/i386/hardware.html
NetBSD-Ports http://netbsd.org/Ports/
http://www4.tomshardware.com/howto/20040329/index.html (beginner)

Software Repository
http://freshmeat.net/
http://sourceforge.net/index.php
http://kde-apps.org/
http://www.kde-look.org/
http://gnomefiles.org/

Window emulator
http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
win4lin
crossover office
wine

linux from scratch
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

benchmarking
http://www.tux.org/~mayer/linux/bmark.html
http://www.nobell.org/~gjm/linux/benchmark.html

----- mandrake -----

http://www.mandrakeclub.com/
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/
http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/index.html

----- xandros -----

http://www.archlug.org/kwiki/XandrosKwikis
http://www.desktop-linux.net/xandrostips.htm
http://neo.caslab.queensu.ca/packages/xandros binary/
http://www.tancreti.net/xandros/
http://xandros-forum.de
http://xandros.jammys.net/

adding debian stuffs to Xandros
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=708
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=711
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=7472
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=5995
http://forums.xandros.com/viewtopic.php?t=3920

----- DEBAIN -----

http://www.debian.org
http://kanotix.com/info/index.php (CD version)

----- PCLinuxOS -----

http://www.pclinuxonline.com/pclos/index.html

----- lycoris -----

http://www.lycoris.org/

----- OpenCD -----

www.theopencd.org

----- other linux-related softwares -----

Accounting
http://www.bizfinity.com/solutions/index.jsp
http://www.intacct.com/eledger_overview.html
http://www.peachtree.com/epeachtree/...quirements.cfm
http://oe.quickbooks.com/compare.shtml
http://www.sql-ledger.org
http://www.linuxcanada.com
http://www.moneydance.com

Anti-Virus/Adware/Worms
http://clamav.elektrapro.com/
http://www.hbedv.com
http://www.f-prot.com/products/corporate_users/unix/
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_avg_single.php
http://www.sebastian-geiges.de/tkantivir/index_en.htm
http://www.ravantivirus.com/pages/download.php
http://adblock.mozdev.org
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php

Audacity (sound recording)
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Backups
http://www.lysator.liu.se/~nyrell/backuptool/index.html
http://www.cds-inc.com/swreg/free.html
http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/
http://www.biochemistry.unimelb.edu....p-HOWTO-3.html
http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Linux/FAQs/backups.html
http://www.tpci.com/linux_backup_software.htm
http://www.rosslaird.info/archives/2...writ/index.php
http://madpenguin.org/Article1505.html
http://www.rsnapshot.org
http://www.lyra.org/sitecopy/gnome/
http://www.partimage.org/
http://www.mondorescue.org/

BASIC
http://www.janus-software.com/phoenix_download.html

CAD/Rendering/Graphics
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
http://www.blender3d.org/
http://www.povray.org/
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
http://www.sodipodi.com/
http://www.inkscape.org/

Admin.
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

Archives
http://linux.org.mt/article/selfextract

CD/DVD (burn)
http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Lin...ialCDBurn.html
http://www.xcdroast.org/ X-CD-Roast 0.98
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kreatecd/ KreateCD
http://www.koncd.de KOnCD
http://cdbakeoven.sourceforge.net/ CDBakeOven 1.7.9
http://arson.sourceforge.net/ Arson CD Copy 0.9.8 (or 0.9.7???)
http://www.unixreview.com/documents/s=8989/ur0403i/

Checkbook Tracking
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Soft...k-Tracker.html

Creative Open Source (Soundblaster)
http://opensource.creative.com/sc_faq.html

CUTE
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=10966

dosbox
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1

dosemu-freedos
http://packages.debian.org/unstable/...u-freedos.html

emule (file sharing client)
http://www.emule-project.net/

Fax
http://www.cds-inc.com/swreg/free.html
http://www.cds-inc.com/prod/primafaxlinux.html
http://www.fax2send.com/fax2send/page/home.html

Firebird
http://texturizer.net/firebird/index.html

Firewall
https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Galeon
http://galeon.sourceforge.net
http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=6999

GNUCash
http://www.gnucash.org/docs/C/gnucash-guide/

GNUplot (scientific graphic)
http://www.gnuplot.info/
http://www.cs.uni.edu/Help/gnuplot
http://www.ucc.ie/gnuplot/gnuplot.html
http://www.duke.edu/~hpgavin/gnuplot.html

KDE
http://www.kde.org/

KMail
http://docs.kde.org/en/3.1/kdenetwork/kmail/

Mozilla
http://www.mozilla.org/
http://sandbox.pixelpoems.com/til/mozfavs/

Movie/Music
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html (MPlayer)
http://sinek.sourceforge.net/ (Sinek)
http://www.hadess.net/totem.php3 (Totem)

MySQL
http://www.ssc.com/

NEdit
http://www.nedit.org/

OpenOffice
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://ooextras.sourceforge.net/
http://www.oooforum.org/
http://www.ooodocs.org/
http://ooo.ximian.com/hackers-guide.html
http://www.ooomacros.org/
http://www.bytebot.net/openoffice/faq.html
http://openoffice.debian.net/ (debian)
http://openoffice.start4all.com/
http://www.openofficesupport.com/
http://www.getopenoffice.org/
http://www.taming-openoffice-org.com/
http://www.digitaldistribution.com/
http://www.sover.net/~mackmoon/OOoHelpOutline.html
http://www.hentzenwerke.com/catalog/ooo501.htm
http://www.8daysaweek.co.uk/

R-Project (scientific graphic)
http://www.r-project.org/

Scanner
http://www.hamrick.com./vsm.html

Scilab (scientific graphic)
http://scilabsoft.inria.fr/

Scribus (book Publishing)
http://www.scribus.org.uk/

Security
http://www.snort.org/

Spam
http://packages.debian.org/popfile
http://popfile.sourceforge.net/old_index.html
http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/

Thunderbird
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/

Wireless
http://www-scf.usc.edu/~sergior/tuto...-wireless.html
http://linux.grmbl.be/wlan/
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
http://www.linux-wlan.org/
http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/
http://www.fuw.edu.pl/~pliszka/hints/prism2.html (redhat)
http://trekweb.com/~jasonb/articles/...ireless2.shtml
http://www.mpinet.com/
http://www.wlana.com/
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
http://www.intersil.com/prism/
http://www.absoval.com/writings/std-...hitepaper.html
http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11/
http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~jain/...lans/index.htm
http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/
http://www.kismetwireless.net/download.shtml
http://www.lfriendly.com/wireless.html
http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ll&release=all

XMMS (Multimadia)
http://www.xmms.org/

----- other linux commands -----

ftp
http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/

rpm
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/modules.php?name=Mirrors
http://www.urpmi.org/
http://rpms.mandrakeclub.com/ (mandrake)
http://www.mandrakeclub.com/article....ode=nocomments (mandrake)

tty
http://linuxconsole.sourceforge.net/
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5727959130.html

x11
http://www.x.org/

vi
http://www.newriders.com/books/opl/e...735710015.html
http://www.vim.org/
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:32 PM   #8
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how much time did you wrote on this poooooooost??
man! very long, but very good!

Boby
 
Old 08-31-2004, 04:08 AM   #9
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that is one nice collection of links there that would be good when im online and stuff however i doubt im going to be online 100% of the time so a good book wouldnt go badly even if its 1-2yrs out of date unlike windows linux doesnt change dramatically which is why i love it so much
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:39 AM   #10
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gsoft; add this one too; Linux Complete: Sybex pub. bit dated but most current, inquired with sybex that,s the most current. highly recommend it,
easy to read & comprehensive.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:50 AM   #11
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shengchieh; thank you for list! hard copied it. this will come very handy indeed! thank you again!
 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:59 AM   #12
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That's a lot of links!

I found that the "LPIC Certification in a Nutshell" by O'Reilly is great. It teaches you everything you could ever want to know about command line. Granted a lot of newcomers "think" they dont want to use command line. I was one of them.. But once you learn what goes on under the hood of the GUI, it makes you want to know more. You have so much more control over processes when you use command line. Grab the book, open up a console, work some magic.. get certified in the process!!

-myk
 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:02 PM   #13
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mtkrob; #1 linux knut extraordinaire.! u r! & that is where am headed command line-land,only way to go! hoyas.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 05:26 PM   #14
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JACKPOT!!!
thanks shengchieh!
 
  


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