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Old 07-20-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Question looking for books on linux administration


Hi all starting a class in Linux admin which books from Linux would experienced users recommend?
also what type of software should I use as a newbie?
thanx
 
Old 07-20-2014, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi techforless,

I see this to be your first post, welcome to LQ!!!

There is a book with the name Linux Administration - A Beginners Guide which is good. However, as you said that you will be attending a class so it is better to understand the scope and topics that they will be covering. Is this class for some kind of certification? If yes, then let us know and we can provide you references accordingly.

As you said that you are new to Linux which distribution (flavour or linux) you are planning to start with. There are couple of distributions which I think are good to start with like: CentOS, Fedora (for rpm based OS) or you can go with Linux Mint and Ubuntu (which are debian derivatives).

If you could share more details then it will be easy for us to suggest.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

1. Printed books tend to go out of date quite quickly and while there's lots of principles/linux commands that have not changed much over the last years, it might be better to use some up-to-date online resources (which are free of charge by the way)

2. Again, while there are a lot of linux commands/configuration files that are not distro specific, there are areas where a recommended way of doing a task will be different across distros.

I think you need to be slightly clearer about what exactly you are trying to master. It'd be good to pick a distro (some good server distros are CentOS, Debian, Slackware)


If you google 'linux administration tutorial' you'll get tons of links to free resources:
Have a look at this (As an example):
http://www.tldp.org/

On a side note, personally, I find that it's easier to learn if you set yourself particular tasks to complete and learn as you go along.

One of the best ways of learning is to visit this forum frequently (for you perhaps the newbie section) and read the questions that people post and the answers they receive.
 
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:42 AM   #4
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begginer in linux admin

thanx for getting back to me I am sorting thru this new information and getting use to navigating this site.
again thanx for your responce.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #5
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Welcome to LQ!

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Hi all starting a class in Linux admin which books from Linux would experienced users recommend?
also what type of software should I use as a newbie?
thanx
I like to provide the following links to newbies;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;



1
Linux Documentation Project
2
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3
Linux Command Guide
4
Bash Beginners Guide
5
Bash Reference Manual
6
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8
LinuxSelfHelp
9
Ultimate Linux Newbie Guide
10
Linux Home Networking
11
Virtualization- Top 10

The above links and others can be found at '
Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Please consider reading the following to aid you in composing new posts/threads;

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FYI: Netiquette is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks, ranging from Usenet and mailing lists to blogs and forums.


FYI: I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem or query.
Plus you can look at Linux Books & Online Magazines for some free information.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 07-20-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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Hi all starting a class in Linux admin which books from Linux would experienced users recommend?
also what type of software should I use as a newbie?
thanx
What distro will your class be using for the curriculum? If you're not sure, most popular classes on IT careers are redhat certifications courses. You can use Centos, a free version of redhat linux enterprise server, openSUSE for SUSE linux enterprise server or ubuntu server edition. The enterprise editions are not free but you can use the free versions I mentioned to practice on.

Good luck on your course

Last edited by David.V; 07-20-2014 at 04:30 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 06:58 PM   #7
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thanx these are great resourses to begin with I have my work cut out for me I see thanx again and good luck to all of you as well
 
  


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