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Old 10-31-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
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Can someone suggest really good books that I should read so that they give me a good introduction to linux as a complete os, reference the commands and good explaination for each command etc. Man pages are not written for newbies but for people who are already familiar with linux! Thery are just reference not a good introduction to linux!
 
Old 10-31-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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check-out the guides at:

http://www.tldp.org/


also, if you really want a (physical) book, see what oreilly has to offer:

http://linux.oreilly.com/
 
Old 10-31-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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Google is good at providing answers if you just ask it...
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:14 PM   #4
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I am sort of posting an anwser to my question! But I found this good website and I want to share it with other newbies!

http://www.linux-tutorial.info/modul...ics&topicid=10

It's really good!

Worth Having a look!
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:16 PM   #5
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personally, i found more help from google than i did from any of the books i purchased. however the 'red hat user guide' book was one i found a usefull reference, for awhile - even though i am running slackware
 
Old 10-31-2004, 06:20 PM   #6
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but i mean I need to start from a decent book! Sometimes from google u just find instructions how make things work without understanding what's going! I prefer doing things the other way round. First understand what is going on then I find a solution myself!
 
Old 10-31-2004, 07:36 PM   #7
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The 2 I use are The Official Fedora Companion by Red Hat Press for the basic do-it-in-the-gui stuff and then I use the Linux Pocket Reference by O'Reilly for my commands. These are both designed for use with Fedora Core but the Pocket Reference is also good for all linux distros.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 07:40 PM   #8
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did you post pictures on your blog yet zuggy ?

my personal opinion of understanding what's going on behind the scenes with linux - it's like understanding automobile manufacturing when you want to know how to drive a car. do you really need to know the composition of the metals used in the automobile's manufacturing, or the mathematical equations used to determine engine size in relation the raditator ?

but that's me, not you. i suggest this website as a good learning resource, although i don't know if it's what you are looking for

www.linuxfromscratch.org
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:03 PM   #9
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did you post pictures on your blog yet zuggy ?

my personal opinion of understanding what's going on behind the scenes with linux - it's like understanding automobile manufacturing when you want to know how to drive a car. do you really need to know the composition of the metals used in the automobile's manufacturing, or the mathematical equations used to determine engine size in relation the raditator ?

but that's me, not you. i suggest this website as a good learning resource, although i don't know if it's what you are looking for

www.linuxfromscratch.org
Not yet. I don't have a digital camera so what I'm going to do is get a couple disposables tomorrow. I'm downloading the newest version of Vector and plan to document the whole installation on film then get a picture CD when I get it developed. I might also check Wal-Mart because it seems to me that they had a really cheap digital pen camera. not exactly high quality pictures but they'll do for my blog.

Thanks for your interest.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 05:14 AM   #10
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my personal opinion of understanding what's going on behind the scenes with linux - it's like understanding automobile manufacturing when you want to know how to drive a car. do you really need to know the composition of the metals used in the automobile's manufacturing, or the mathematical equations used to determine engine size in relation the raditator ?
If you just want to drive a car for the fun of it then your approach is good. But if you want to be a computer scientist who knows why and how things operate then you must know every detail so that when problems crop up or when you need an optimal solution to a given problem, you can do that job easily! ;-)
 
  


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