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Old 06-21-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Need a book that compares Linux <---> Windows


Got a work crisis here and I have a lot of stuff to do in Linux, and I don't know much linux (although my windows experience is good). I'm looking for a book that will let me look up a Window's command/techniques/function/practice, and let me see the analogue in Linux, and vice versa.

In particular, error messages, installation techniques, users/groups and general file management would be nice chapters.

I've got compiling down ok now (using Borland BuilderX, which uses g++), so I'm ok there for now. Would like some basics though, like why do I need to compile the kernel?

Thanks indeed for any great book suggestions.

Dean
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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I think that "The universal command guide" is as
close at it gets to what you're after ...



Cheers,
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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DB3; r u asking comparing A & O, unless u refer to dos then not even near.
syntax quite different. what works with dos does not with any linux. bit maybe? this book: Inside Linux by Michael J. Tobler new riders pub. 700+pp. its good covers quite a bit. or have you taken time to read through
Red Hats Manual man pages.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:26 PM   #4
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Tink - a bit big, although its on CD. Maybe a possibility. Was looking for something like that in paper simplified. Maybe I'll write one in 10 years!

Penguin4 ok I'll check it out. I'll take a look at the red had manuals. You're not talking about the 'man' command are you? Coz I don't really get much out of them apart from syntax letter meanings.

Thanks

Dean
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
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try this:
Code:
[user@hostname ~]$ man man
This should give you some information on reading man pages.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 12:18 AM   #6
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If you know Windows well then maybe some Linux info might help. Just check out my sig below
 
Old 06-22-2004, 02:10 AM   #7
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Something that may also help you. IF you have a Barnes and Noble around go and browse the Linux section. Whenever I go in, they always have a book or two on migrating from Windows to Linux covering the differences and how to make the transition.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 05:04 AM   #8
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cheers drarthus
 
Old 06-22-2004, 03:45 PM   #9
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DB3; yes/no but darthtux named alot, only thing am including is Running Linux, Linux Etudes by Tancig;ABF Contents pub., ? u were looking for some
thing like W user manual? close to that is Linux Etudes. beyond that most
are devoted to Superuser mode. Command line syntax. best advice given is
to keep working at it till it becomes second nature to use. one other mode
would be gui closer to windows but still need to do some text based system maintenance.
 
  


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