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Old 11-27-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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Post Linux Book Recommendations


I am still a linux n00bissh at times... I like learning most of my knowledge by trial and error but am looking for recommendations on any linux books to improve my knowledge and skills... I have really enjoyed Prentice Hall and ORielly computer books in the past for programming and such.. I am already skilled with computer hardware and Windows skills along with pretty much anything else except for Linux I prefer the FedoraCore distribution as I run it on most of my machines and the Gnome environment... I am basically looking for a good book to learn more about the science behind linux, terminal commands, and/or other useful linux information... If you have any recommendations on where to purchase limnux books it would be greatly appreciated.. As I am not interested in spending a whole lot on a book... So if you have any recommendations of sites where to purchase linux books or a specific linux book u would recommend for the information I stated previouisly, it would be greatly appreciated.. THanks
 
Old 11-27-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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I would recommend 2 books: O'Reilly's "Running Linux" (available at retailers and online shops like Amazon) and Paul Scheer's Rute which is available as a free download. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 07:01 PM   #3
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Lots of good reading on this site.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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yes i have been consulting this site and asking plenty of questions as i come across, but I am just looking for something well laid out i can quickly reference when i come across a problem


Is linux in a nutshell 4th edition good? I have heard that its a very good book, but am looking for some other opinions.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 07:41 PM   #5
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WHen looking up Running Linux Fourth edition I see it covers capabilities and behaviors for Linux through kernel 2.4.... Fedora uses 2.6.9 and I know the 2.6 kernel has substantial upgrades... When looking at Linux in a nutshell it looks to be more of quicker read and is able to keep me more attentive so I actually read the entire book Anyone else got any comments? Or anyother websites to purchase orilley books?
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:35 PM   #6
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tuxfreak; take a look at these: Linux Troubleshooting Bible by C.N &T.W, pub Wiley
& Linux Complete pub Sybex , in my library as we chat. among others that are text book like.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:10 PM   #7
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Linux Complete

Coverage focuses on the 2.0.x and 2.2.x kernels.

Isnt that rather old?
 
Old 11-27-2004, 10:44 PM   #8
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I like the Linux in a Nutshell published by O'Reilly. There's a 300+ page chapter devoted to shell commands! Very nice.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 08:00 AM   #9
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yummy I think I will order it today... Cheapest place I found was $27 USD at Amazon NEW (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...607250-9298425)..... Anyone know any other sites that may sell it cheaper (other than ebay)? Im just on a budget andtrying to save up for money to buy an AMD Socket 939 64bit system for Linux...
 
Old 11-28-2004, 06:32 PM   #10
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www.alibris.com
 
Old 11-28-2004, 06:39 PM   #11
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I ordered the book from Walmart.com for liek $26... Didn't have it in the store when i went there
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:07 PM   #12
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whatever Distro you are using I would recomend getting a book on...its best to learn what you are using before anything else
 
Old 11-29-2004, 05:49 AM   #13
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I hadn't seen any books designed specifcally for Fedora, unlike Mandrake and Red Hat which offer many books. Hopefully Linux in a Nutshell, 4th edition will do its job.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:28 AM   #14
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I own "Linux in a Nutshell" and "Running Linux". "Linux in a Nutshell" is more of a reference book of commands for people who have experience with Linux while "Running Linux" is a bit outdated.
Of those two "Linux in a Nutshell" is the better investment.

Having said that, I absolutely agree with the poster who recommends Paul Sheer's "Rute User". I spent a small fortune on Linux books before discovering this gem. Its available online or you can order a hardcopy from Amazon.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:29 AM   #15
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

try this one
 
  


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