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Old 12-30-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
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Which books is best for studying Linux (Newbie)


thanks
 
Old 12-30-2002, 11:30 PM   #2
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I tried a couple beginner books, such as Linux Programming by Osbourne Pub. and Unix in 24 hours, and they were mediocre (all of them you can find at a big book store). I like using the net or just hauling out the big books like The Linux Bible. Books that I would never use is the Dummies and Idiots series.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 12:02 AM   #3
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I purchased two books. I wanted to cover commands and practical usage. I bought books called Linux System Commands by Patrick Volkerding (creator of Slackware) and Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Linux.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 01:09 AM   #4
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how about RedHat Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course -Naba,Linux+ Study Guide - Sybex,Linux+ Certification Bible
 
Old 12-31-2002, 01:39 AM   #5
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Sounds like you are studying for the Linux+ exam. I passed it a week ago. Don't use Osborne Linux+ book i found it not detailed enough.

I have heard some people say the sybex book is ok, also the Linux+ Bible gets 4.5 stars at Amazon.

I have a Linux plain Bible and it covers a lot of things except how to configure samba.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 02:51 AM   #6
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the linux cookbook by michael stutz,
http://www.dsl.org/cookbook/
was just what i needed to get started...
 
Old 01-01-2003, 03:43 AM   #7
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i bought RedHat Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course -Naba,,Linux+ Certification Bible

Thanks for advices
 
Old 01-01-2003, 06:05 AM   #8
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I too,passed the exam recently.The Linux+ Bible is great except the guy keeps referring to useradd as "adduser"which is a script and not a command.
I like the Dee-Ann LeBlanc's books I've read.And the aforementioned Peter Norton guide was useful(I dont think he really did much of the writing;it was Arthur Griffith),believe it or not.
lynch
 
Old 01-02-2003, 03:49 AM   #9
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well if you really wanna CLI you can go for

"UNIX" by Sumitabha Das


Its basic bookj which teaches you all the basic commands you would ever need as a newbie and it even teaches you some admin which can be useful for home user and He refers to Linux in the latest addition
 
Old 01-02-2003, 01:54 PM   #10
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I learned with "Running Linux" by Matt Welsh et al. It has served me very well, and is sometimes even humourous.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 08:55 PM   #11
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I am getting ready for RHCT and I have the RHCE (rh302)
and covers from install to bind settings , comes with labs, tests, and grafs, good choice
 
Old 01-12-2003, 12:01 AM   #12
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I have an old book called Linux System Administrator's Survival Guide by Tim Parker and it is very good. I imagine there is a new one. I have alos read RedHat 7 Unleashed by Sam's Publishing (I think) and it was also very useful. It covers everything, including Samba and Apache.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 12:40 AM   #13
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hm. mebbe you better do a search on this site before posting a thread like this. the mods might not be happy about redundant topics. this is not the first thread about linux beginner books.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 02:13 AM   #14
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Any book is valuable most likely, but you can also find alot of information and such online as well. There are plenty of help, documentation and newbie sites out there for poeple just getting started with Linux.

And yes, if you search this site, this is asked alot. You'll find more by even searching here.
 
Old 01-12-2003, 09:31 AM   #15
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as a newbie im finding O'Reillys 'Running Linux' very useful.
 
  


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