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Old 08-21-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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Good linux book?


Well what are all your favorite linux books and whats great about them? I'm in the market for a new book and am a bit of a newb. What would be the best book to learn slack (excluding the one on their site )?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:55 AM   #2
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Depends on what I'm doing. Kernel compiles, comic books. Bigger stuff; I like something I can sink my teeth into, something challenging, but fun. Tolstoy perhaps.

Now bathroom books, that's a whole other story...
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:01 AM   #3
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One with the whole kitincaboodle(sp?). One that covers everything and could knock out arnold schwertzinager(sp yet again?).
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:38 AM   #4
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No book actualy, all is explained by man pages, HOW-TOs and the internet!
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:44 AM   #5
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For your Unix skills I recommend Sam's "Teach Yourself Unix in 24 hours" (written by Dave Taylor). And it's Schwarzenegger. Other than that... read "The Joke" by Milan Kundera. It's a really good book.



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Old 08-21-2003, 01:47 AM   #6
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Ah si si.... here ya go:

Linux: The Complete Reference



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Old 08-21-2003, 02:41 AM   #7
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Without question, the LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition. Get it online for free or order a 'real' copy at the following link:

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/rute-home.html

Even better, read some of it online, then order a copy :-)

BTW be sure to visit The Linux Documentation Project at:

http://www.tldp.org/

for How-To's, FAQs, and (probably most relevant to your question) Guides.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 08-21-2003, 07:38 AM   #8
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i like the "unleashed" books, those seem to be highly informative
 
Old 08-21-2003, 09:41 AM   #9
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RUTE and the LDP get my vote.

Cheers
Amos
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:05 PM   #10
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Although I would never buy a book with all the online resources out there, I will have to echo the same sentiments as zsejk, that is a great resource. I happened to stumble upon a copy of it in pdf format.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 12:32 PM   #11
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My favorite so far:

http://www.maththinking.com/boat/computerbooks.html
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:40 PM   #12
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Linux System Administration by Evi Nemeth rocks!!! It's my Bible for both work and home!
 
Old 08-21-2003, 11:42 PM   #13
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Oh goody!!! I saw O'Reilly's "Linux in a Nutshell" lying about in Barnes & Noble today for only 8 bucks! The catch is that you get an "old" edition (3rd as opposed to the current 4th edition), but the bonus is that you get a kick-ass reference book for really really cheap. So... drag yourself over to the bargain corner at your local Barnes & Noble, and get a ... well, bargain.



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