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Old 02-06-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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transition from windows to linux


Hello,

Maybe this has already been asked, forgive me if this is the case, i have moved my interest from the world of windows to the Linux world, i have installed CentOS on a PC, i was wondering if someone could recommend a book that can be used to learn the basics.

Thanks for all your recommendations.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz is an excellent intro.

We have 1000s of good links and online material, but you could go to a Library and check out a hard-copy of anything Linux flavored in the last 5 years, will have a very good "intro to Linux" inspired section.

Online or other?
What interested you in Windows?
What did you 'like' to do using it?

Linux is a feature sharp, and detail-rich environment, so be prepared to learn how-to process what will soon be an avalanche of Awe and Wonder.

Welcome to LQ!

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Loads of free to read manuals/books www.linuxtopia.org
(as you may know, Centos is a free rebuild of RHEL, so you can use those manuals too)
 
Old 02-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
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Hello,

Thank you all for the recommended links i will take a look at them in the course of this week. My goal is to change career from IT security to Linux Sys admin,i will be taking a career break to learn the new required skills. Im possibly contemplating doing the LPI certs, as well as the recommended links i would also like to have a book by my side, if anyone can recommend something that would be great, im more interested on the server side i.e samba,NFS e.t.

The only thing that i liked about windows was playing with active directory, for the rest i have no idea.

Thanks for any assistance/info provided.

Best Regards

ssaia
 
Old 02-07-2013, 03:30 AM   #5
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #6
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Thanks,t hat covers the resources online, now im looking for a physical book, any suggestions?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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A quick trip to Amazon's advanced search facility reveals 11 paperbacks listed as about Red Hat Linux and published in the last 2 years.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #8
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For a physical book, this one's had a lot of good reviews:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unix-Linux-S.../dp/0131480057
 
  


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