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Old 12-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum and linux in general. I dual boot XP and Fedora. I understand that I need to post to enjoy the features of this website. Can anyone recommend a good book on Linux Server Administration?
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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While not specifically about server admin, the following is a very good resource for those who actaully want to learn
about their system as opposed to learning how to transfer their microsoft acquired mouse jockey skills

http://rute.2038bug.com

It could be a good starting point for you.

Cheers,

Evo2.

Ps. The above is comes heavily recommend by a number of users on the forum.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 09:07 PM   #3
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My two favorite are http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Administ...1274774&sr=8-2 -- Linux Administration

and

http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Syst...1274774&sr=8-6 -- Essential System Administration.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 11:27 PM   #4
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I am new to this forum and linux in general. I dual boot XP and Fedora. I understand that I need to post to enjoy the features of this website. Can anyone recommend a good book on Linux Server Administration?
try linuxtopia.org
 
Old 12-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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It's been my finding that even a 2,000 page book cannot encompass linux admin. I think what you want is a starting point; something to get you going. The book, Red Hat Linux will get you started. Sometimes I ls /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin, and go down the list of programs, and in another terminal I access the man pages.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 11:58 PM   #6
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It's been my finding that even a 2,000 page book cannot encompass linux admin. I think what you want is a starting point; something to get you going. The book, Red Hat Linux will get you started. Sometimes I ls /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin, and go down the list of programs, and in another terminal I access the man pages.
Very true but I like how the book Essential System Administration not only teaches you about the linux / unix system but it has some great advice in how to handle the politics of system administration. Like the first chapter that compares how Sys Admin roles have change from the 70's to Today.
 
  


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