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Old 05-08-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Recommended Books???


I think I looked everywhere that I could to find people's recommendation on Linux books. I found little to no information, and me... I like knowing what I'm getting into before I go tearing into an Operating System. Anyone have any good recommendations out there?

I'll be using the Mandriva flavor of Linux. Just sounds tastey.

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Old 05-08-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to linuxquestions

Try this for some reviews:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/review...cat.php/cat/17

Also be aware that you can find alot of good docs online. Actually I prefer The Linux Documentation Project
Check it out here...It's free
http://www.tldp.org/

And picking Mandriva for a start is very good. It has a little bit of it all. Alot of GUI and still the advanced features.

Have fun

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Jorgen
 
Old 05-08-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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if you are looking to do everyday tasks via the command line i reccoment the Linux cookbook 2nd edition. It covers playing mp3's from the command line, ripping music, editing files via nano and thing slike that. How to convert a batch of jpg images to png. Some command line email clients and things.
 
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Linux in a Nutshell--O'Reilly
 
Old 05-08-2006, 03:49 PM   #5
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RUTE is another good book.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:36 AM   #6
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Thanks all. Defintiely got what I wanted. Right now I am using the Linux Doc Project, and I have a hand-me-down of Unix in a Nutshell. Awesome stuff so far. Yeah, I want to go command line... I wanna stay command line, but I was told sticking to a gui first, and using the console in the OS is the best way to learn. That way if I make a minor mistake and need to exit, all I do is close out of console.

Thanks again all.

PS - One last thing, I've been speaking to my Linux/Networking instructor and he pointed me to a lot of Red Hat documentation. I trust his judgement since he taught me a lot in the past, but what do you guys think about the Red Hat Bible? Worth investing in?
 
Old 05-09-2006, 02:29 PM   #7
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Good book if you're using Red Hat or Fedora Core or even an RPM based distro. I would suggest reading non-distro specific books or books that cover a few different distros so you can get a feel for different distros. Even if you choose to start with Mandriva, you may find you like a different distro more.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 08:36 AM   #8
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You're absolutely right. I changed to the Ubuntu distro, but Im having such a hard time imaging the ISO. I don't know where or how to start. Anyways, thanks on the book info, I went with the Online Tutorials that Anti.corp suggested. Good stuff that is definitely Instruction Booklet worthy.

Thanks again, all. Definitely helpin a new(B) out.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 09:13 AM   #9
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One great thing about Ubuntu, is the community. You can check out their forums here and the Ubuntu forum here on LQ.
 
  


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