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Old 07-11-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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Recommend good beginners programing book for dum dums Suse 10.0 / XP


Would someone be kind enough to recommend a good linux programing book for a beginner that knows nothing about programing. I put together this Suse 10.0 / XP box that I really like. I've been useing linux for 2 or 3 months. I've always lived in a windoz world and know nothing about linux at all. I almost never boot into XP any more except when I need to use software in windoz that I don't yet know how to use in Linux. It has occurred to me that the problem is simply, that I need to do some reading. I've already read Linux 4 dummies and it just doesn't quite get me to where I need to be.


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Old 07-11-2006, 07:46 PM   #2
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What kind of programming are you wanting to do? Do you just mean command line scripting? Or HTML, PHP, C++, etc?

For Bash commandline stuff, you might try the Bash Guide for Beginners or the Advanced Bash Scripting Guide here http://www.tldp.org/guides.html

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Old 07-11-2006, 07:52 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I realy don't know what need to know. I need to learn the very bottom basics. For installing software and other low key stuff. I think maybe Command line. Something for an idiot to just get started a little better than the book I just read.

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Old 07-11-2006, 08:01 PM   #4
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I just checked out that link you gave me.
I think it will give me a jumping off point.

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Have a good evening.
 
Old 07-11-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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I would try one of the other guides on the page then. Something like Introduction to Linux, a Hands on Guide.

There's a lot of good guides and HOWTO's at the Linux Documentation Project (the link I provided above). If your find some of the guides too trivial, try skimming to a different chapter or try a different one.
 
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Ok great!
I'll chase it down and get it.

Thanks a bunch.
 
  


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