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Old 02-10-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
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A Good Book For Linux

Hallo Everybody,

I am a newbie as it is clear. After 2 years of wondering in the computer science i made ONE decision. NO MORE CRASHING. I am sick of it. An Operating System MUST 'OPERATE'. Well, no more yelling. I know that everybody can find anything for linux on the internet but i like to read. Call me oldfashioned. So I am asking for your opinion on a book I could buy, but i do not want it to be specific for one distribution. I was looking for certification books like Linux+ but I've been told that they are for more advanced users. So I do not know what to look for. Thanks In Advance.
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I recommend The Linux Cookbook
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I recommend you look through the LQ Book Reviews. Pleanty of ideas there.
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A few more can be found at
-> Books

Linux Cookbook tends to be a popular one.

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I appreciate what you're saying, but if you're a newbie, I promise you'll progress a LOT faster if you get a book for your distro.
Once you've got your head around that, you'll find that most of what you learn (at the cli level) applies to most distros.
By that pt, you'll know how to find (most) of what you need to know on the web for free
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At the moment, the best place to start IMO would be Robin 'Roblimo' Miller's Point & Click Linux. Roblimo is an excellent teacher, and the distro which comes with the book, the Debian-based SimplyMepis, is considered a good place for beginners to start.


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