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Ok, well, I'm going to be purchasing a distro of Linux soon, but I really want to purchase a few books before hand. I've cleared out 1/4 of one of the shelves in my bookcase next to my computer - I've decided to spend a bit of money on this, about £100; not a lot but I want to start small and learn more in the future and use money later on when I really need to.
I've talked to lots of people, researched Amazon, spent hours and hours in different shops and reading these forums. I've come up with a list of books - but I now need help choosing which books to buy from the list. I'm a novice, know nothing about Linux administration, however I really want to learn, but need the right books. The list I've come up with is as follows:
Linux System Administration Handbook and Toolkit
Automating Unix and Linux Administration
Guide to Linux Installation and Administration
Linux Newbie Administrator Guide
The Linux System Administrator's Guide
Essential System Administration Pocket Reference
Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)
Essential System Administration
Linux Administration Handbook
Linux System Administration: A User's Guide
Linux: Install and Configuration Little Black Book
Linux System Administration Black Bk
Linux for Dummies (For Dummies S.)
Linux in a Nutshell
Linux Administrator's Bible
Linux Desktop Reference
DNS and BIND
Exim: The Mail Transport Agent
Apache the Definitive Guide
Unix in a Nutshell
The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
TCP/IP Illustrated: The Protocols (APC)
Vi Editor Pocket Reference
Building Internet Firewalls
Hacking Linux Exposed
I'm not really sure which to get. I was really looking for a good Linux system admin book in the Black Book series, however I only found dated ones. I think their PHP Black Book by Peter Moulding was brilliant. I really liked it, I found it an excellent reference book - I never really used it for learning, found it a very good reference book though and always found myself flicking through the pages, reading a few pages and then continuing my work.
I have listed a lot of books there, lots new however a few dated ones - what I'm really looking for is quite a few books which are good for learning, which I can read and then have learnt, as well as one or two large good books which would be used mainly as reference. If you think any other books are also good which are not in the list, please let me know.
hayyy, check this out, I followed one of the links that leeach
gave and found this........
Does anyone remember the Tandy Computer "Whiz Kids"??
this was a comic book from 1984,.......heh someone put 7 of the 8 printed online( with permissions of course!!)...........enjoy!!
Thanks for that XavierP, but still seems I cannot get there. I may go round a friends and see if I can get it that way, or simply buy it. I'm not too keen on reading books on-line staring at my monitor all the time; I do it enough when I'm programming, heh, so I like to read the books about things in book paper form that than eBook form.
Also, to anyone else willing to comment, which books would be the best for me to purchase to learn how to admin Linux?