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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
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View Poll Results: Is Red Hat 9 Bible worth $50 to a newbee?
Yes, The bible is great and worth the $50
The bible is good, but for $50 there are better options
Simple Poll for anyone that has a opinion about the subject. I am a newbee wanting to learn linux as fluently as I know windows. Is the Red Hat 9 Bible worth the $50 list price? Is it good for someone wanting to learn how to administer Linux in a company or small bussness? Basicly, Is The Red Hat 9 Bible's contents worth $50 for a newbee, or are there forums, webpages, or other books that are better? Please leave your opinion if you can, Thanks.
I bought the 7.2 Bible... I found it close to useless. The web has the info that you need, not the book. Any time I wanted to find something out, I looked in the book and failed to find anything. It does have some worth, but not $50. Pretty much I used it to learn how to install software, and install the OS.
I remember buying a "Guide to Linux". What a waste of money. 95% of this book was walking me around the GUI. I wanted to learn the commands and how to execute thngs via the command line, this book wouldn't tell me.
IMHO, everything you could ever need is available free online, between this site, tldp.org, and the hundreds of other Linux sites...
but if you would like to have a paper book, I'd suggest purchasing the Rute User's Tutorial - it's an excellent reference, and Mr. Sheer has been good enough to make it freely available in electronic form: