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Old 08-07-2002, 02:17 PM   #1
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Talking newbie easy question

hi, I installed mandrake 8.2 3 weeks ago. So far i'm really screwd
since I don't know any good links or even books for newbies that
will help me get by and understand. If you know any linux books
for newbies or even links that will help a newbie understand his box, feel
free to respond. I'd much prefer links so i don't have to go back and
fourth to my library but book is still good .

Old 08-07-2002, 02:20 PM   #2
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There is a plethora of resources available on line and in your local bookstore (I hope they have computing section and they carry linux/unix books)
there is one book I found out about from someone on these forums
Old 08-07-2002, 02:44 PM   #3
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Old 08-07-2002, 02:58 PM   #4
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I started out using 'Sams Teach yourself Linux in 24hrs'. It took a lot longer but it gave me a good grounding. Good for newbies....


Old 08-07-2002, 03:30 PM   #5
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Two other good written resources:

Running Linux

Linux In A Nutshell
Old 08-07-2002, 04:44 PM   #6
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go to a bookstore in the computer section ... there's TONS of books on Linux .... or go to and type in ' Linux tutorial' or 'linux newbie' .... it's easy.
Old 08-07-2002, 10:27 PM   #7
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If you read through, you can kick trickkid's arse. Practically everyone's since I suspect nobody has read it through.


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