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Old 04-11-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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good fedora books?

Can you guys recommend any good fedora books? I was at barnes and nobles and saw this book, so I bought it for $50, but am going to return it considering amazon sells it for $35 with free shipping. Plus it only got 3 stars. So what are some good books for fedora? If I do get a book, should I hold off until books for fedora core 2 come out where it includes information about SELinux?

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-11-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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I think there is a part for books in the 'reviews' section of the page (up top, one of those buttons)

I don't think you need to buy a book on Fedora, it isn't a hard disto to use and mess around with. I have about 50 manuals for windows and whatnot and the only times i have ever used them is when i say RTFM and wing one at some stupid guy who bitched about my ways at fixing his computer

What do you need a book for? Commands or what? I think you probably could find all you need in the man pages or here
Old 04-11-2004, 11:56 PM   #3
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I'm not one of those users who like to ask a ton of questions. People can easily find stuff on google but they still ask. I'm one of those type of people that will search and search, and if I cannot find the information, then i will ask. That's why I want to read. If I ask a question, it's because there's a specific thing I want to know. i want to read a book due to the fact I want to learn about stuff that I don't know exists. You can't ask questions about stuff you don't know exists.
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I picked up a copy of the "Red Hat Linux Bible" with the subtitle of "Fedora tm and enterprise edition" for 1918 Thai baht (=~45 U$)

I think it is an excellent book, came with a 3-cd install and very much good info and links to things to go further, and is very interesting to dip into and just browse through topics.


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i am a recent convert to the oreilly books and can without reservation happily recommend any of them.
Old 04-12-2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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roYal: Try these three books:

Fedora Specific:

“Red Hat Linux Bible: Fedora and Enterprise Edition” by Christopher Negus; US$34.99

Haven’t read this one, but based on the strength of its predecessors, it should contain good how-to instructions and examples to get someone new to linux going.

Overview of how linux works, descriptions of many common applications and helpful hints:

“Running Linux, Fourth Edition” by Matt Welsh; US$31.47

This is where I often start when I don’t understand something.

Extensive listing of command line commands and other useful info:

“Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition” by Ellen Siever US$27.97

A must if you plan to spend time running linux from command line. This book’s biggest weakness is the shortage of examples.
Old 04-12-2004, 12:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback. I actually ordered this book yesterday.

Red Hat Linux Fedora All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

I was debating on the Red Hat Linux Bible: Fedora and Enterprise Edition

He's coming out with a new edition though called
Red Hat(r) Linux(r) X Bible

This last one you can pre-order, and talks about Fedora-X and Enterprise edition

What''s fedora-x?
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try this link............


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