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Old 01-02-2004, 09:11 PM   #1
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Newbie question...Books.

I'm a complete newbie to Linux. I've used it occasionally, but always gave up after endless attempts of trying to unsuccessfully install NVidia drivers (Always with Mandrake, by the way.)

Currently, I'm seriously considering picking up the Red Hat 9 Bible, and in a previous thread, I read that Fedora is close enough to Red Hat 9 that RH9 documentation is still useable for Fedora.

Being a total newbie, would I be wasting my time? Would I be better off getting RH9?
Old 01-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #2
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Personally, I think you'd be better off sticking with Fedora. It's close enough to RH9 that a RH9 book will help, and you have the advantage of not being locked in to the Red Hat Network for updates (which will end some time soon, anyway).
Old 01-02-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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I would say Fedora also. Newer udated software you find on the internet are going to have Fedora rpm's. RH9's you find will be more and more hard to find.
Old 01-07-2004, 01:10 AM   #4
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Get the latest

Chris Negus has released Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora Core Bible.
Check it out at amazon:
Old 01-07-2004, 10:21 AM   #5
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start here

Check out this book first. Then get the bible (which can you find in pdf format on kazaa incidentally). Try Sams "Teach Yourself Linux in 10 minutes" . The bible really needs a good working knowledge of Linux.

Old 01-08-2004, 12:36 PM   #6
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There is a new book being released by McGraw Hill / Osborne called RedHat Enterprise Linux & Fedora Edition, The Complete Reference.

It's an excellent book and should hit shelves very soon. I got a copy from the pub to write a review. It's got everything from installation, configuration, installing software all the way to server setup and system administration. It's about 780 pages!


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