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Old 11-30-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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Newbie Red Hat Books


Hello there. I'm a long time windows user trying to make the transition to Linux (for the fourth time or so)...Essentially, I'm looking for the book of encyclopedia like proportions that might get me up & running in no time. I'm considering the "Red Hat Linux 9 Bible" which seems to be the "kitchen sink" of books. I would also be curious to hear other suggestions as well. Thanks in advance, Rick
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:36 PM   #2
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In my linux class I am taking, the teacher recomended A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux 8. I have it and it has come in very handy, its easy to read, not too dry. I havent looked at the RHL9 Bible but that may be a good choice also..
 
Old 11-30-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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Sitting right beside me.....

Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies

Great book. Helpful as all get out.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 07:30 PM   #4
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I have the RHL7.3 Bible and it is a good book. Still use the book and I am using RH9 right now. I would imagine the 9 Bible will be just as good.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 08:40 PM   #5
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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Linux

by Manuel Alberto Ricart

http://tinyurl.com/4s98
 
Old 12-01-2003, 12:54 AM   #6
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For a complete listing of the commands

Linux Command INSTANT Reference
by- Bryan Pfaffenberger.

Very handy when working in command line.

As for Red Hat, i hear the Bible series are amazing.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 04:45 AM   #7
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Hi guys,
I'm green as grass myself,but Red Hat is pretty newbie friendly.Sadly,I can't say I recommend the Red Hat for Dummies series-i'd already figured out the basics myself,and the book assumed that none of us Joe Users would want to delve into the command line at all.No clues on how to bundle plugins into the browser,for instance(a must for my surfing,which is why pre-configured Lycoris is on my main box).On the plus side,I hadn't tried the Gimp yet,it had some good advice on basic server admin(never use it,but still a good idea to include it)-also,the book was$5.00 in the Book Warehouse,and the OS for free inside so I got my money's worth regardless.If I was sticking with Red Hat(rather than popping distros in my spare Celeron like they were candy)I'd try to find anything labeled Red Hat "version whatever" Bible.Also,there might be some Red Hat forums on the official site,even with the recent RH Enterprise/Fedora split,and Distowatch has a link to a site that (last I checked) offers RH documentation and certification info for about $15.00.
Hope some of this helps.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:29 AM   #8
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I suggest you stop going into redhat specific things -- redhat has taken its hand off the desktop (its fedora project now).
Check this: http://fedora.redhat.com/

Go for some general linux books like "A Practical Guide to Linux" ...
 
  


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