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Old 03-09-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
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Comprehensive Linux Guide


Does anyone know of a good comprehensive Linux book/guide either free or purchased that is good and teaches you linux inside and out? Thanks.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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Checked out the LQ book reviews?: http://www.linuxquestions.org/reviews/index.php/cat/15
 
Old 03-09-2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition by Paul Sheer. You can buy a printed copy but it is available online for free.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 09:20 AM   #4
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I'll second RUTE
 
Old 03-09-2006, 09:56 AM   #5
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Hi,

Check my sig!

HTH!
 
Old 03-09-2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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There is also slackbasics.org
 
Old 03-09-2006, 10:26 AM   #7
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There is also slackbasics.org
Hi,

Alien_Hominid, I'll add that to my sig.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 11:19 AM   #8
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My first post on this board. As a newcomer to Linux, Slackware in particular, I am thankful for this list of books. I would add one: "Running Linux" by O'Reilly, A Distribution-Neutral Guide for Servers And Desktops, which has been helpful for me.

Although I'm new to Linux, I made my first computer, about 25 years ago, from a surplus Xerox Z80 mb, CP/M os, and two 8" floppies housed in a plywood box. I tried Knoppix and Suse, didn't care for them, but fell in love with Slackware's non-GUI installer.

Being retired now, with no real use for a computer, it will be fun to learn Linux just for the hell of it. Thanks again for books.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 12:29 PM   #9
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If I could only have one Linux book, it would be Mark Sobell's "A Practical Guide to Linux". It includes a 200+ page Command Reference that's kind of like man pages except with examples.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 01:41 PM   #10
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I would add 'The Linux Cookbook 2nd edition' to this list, by Michael Stutz, for a general intro and guide to basic Unix commands and usage. It's nicely written unlike some of the O'Reilly books.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 02:10 PM   #11
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O'Reilly's Linux Pocket Guide is quite nice.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:28 PM   #12
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My first post on this board. As a newcomer to Linux, Slackware in particular, I am thankful for this list of books. I would add one: "Running Linux" by O'Reilly, A Distribution-Neutral Guide for Servers And Desktops, which has been helpful for me.

Although I'm new to Linux, I made my first computer, about 25 years ago, from a surplus Xerox Z80 mb, CP/M os, and two 8" floppies housed in a plywood box. I tried Knoppix and Suse, didn't care for them, but fell in love with Slackware's non-GUI installer.

Being retired now, with no real use for a computer, it will be fun to learn Linux just for the hell of it. Thanks again for books.
Hi,

I agree that "Running Linux" by O'Reilly" is a good reference. One in my desk references. Another would be "Linux in a Nutshell" by Ellen Siever (O'Rielly). A good desktop quick reference!

I like too provide good on-line reference whenever possible.

I'm not a Suse fan but I do use Knoppix-STD and Knoppix for diagnostic purpose. Several other live-cds' in my portfolio for maintenance and diagnostics.

But Slackware is my rock!

I'm retired but use my systems quite a bit. A lot of uses for them!

As for the old days of cpm,dos and yes that beautiful Zilog Z-80. Those were the days of tight code. Heck I remember my first Intel 8080 with just 256KB with an ASR-33 input/output,1702 burner and cassette for storage. When I upgraded to 1024KB, I thought it was heaven. Then I built a Z-80 based S-100 system, what power! BTW, I still have all that old hardware. Quite a few old systems that still run but rarely used.

Do you remember the Intel 4004?

Yes, cli is great! Nothing hidden by the OS.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 09:35 PM   #13
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Alien_Hominid, I'll add that to my sig.
I like this urls and will copy them to my favorites.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 10:11 PM   #14
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I would like to give shilo a plug. He's a super user at this board, an experienced slacker! Check out his pinned thread up above. Slackware is after all the "real" Linux.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 12:55 AM   #15
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There's tons of good info on the web. I like books, too, though. Easier to read before bed.

The two books that I have found useful are the already mentioned O'Reillr "Running Linux" (That's the cowboy one, right?) and "Linux Systems Administration" by Marcel Cagne. Also handy was a book called "Uberhacker" by Carolyn Meinel. I found this book useful because it was the first I came across that dealt with utilizing /etc/fstab for system hardening. It was also unique in it's dealing with ethical hacking (i.e. set up your own network to hack, don't hack others).
 
  


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