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Old 03-31-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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Exclamation I Need a RedHat 8.0 Book (W/cds)

I'm a newbie to linux, but I have good Unix experience. What I'm looking for is a perfect RH8.0 book that is good for both beginner and advanced, and really delves into how RedHat 8 works and how linux works. Like where to go to tweak this, set that, etc. I don't need to know about the file system structure and stupid crap like that. On the other hand I have never compiled (or know completely what it means) a kernel, so finding this book is hard for me. Anyone know of a great book from personal experience?

Also it would be excellent (Not necessary) if the book had all 5 RedHat Cd's!

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Try the Red Hat Linux 8 bible. It has everything.
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I recommend "Running Linux", fourth edition, published by O'Reilly, as the second book on your Linux reading list.
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the recommendations above are very good, especially the O'Reilly book(s), if you need an offline source or prefer book format.

but, imho, everything there, and much more, is available online for free, as well. start with TLDP, Red Hat, this site, and google/linux... also lno is a good resource. there are many others

the disks are available for free d/l - and if you're on a slow connection, there are discount places you can get them burned and mailed cheap.

good luck

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After some forum browsing and several suggestions, I've decided to go with Red Hat Linux 8 Unleashed by Bill Ball. He has written several books and this particular book gets excellent reviews everywhere. It is also the best seller on the Red Hat 8 book list. so far everyone I've seen who owns this book can't say enough about it.

Thanks everyone for your help!


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