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Old 09-13-2003, 05:50 PM   #1
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A newbie book?

Hi all,

What do you think of the book Red Hat Linux 9 Bible as a
book for a newbie to Linux?

I know it comes with the RH9 CDs but is the content worth the
money one pays for it?

Old 09-13-2003, 05:54 PM   #2
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i don't see why not...hence the name bible, it comes packed with alot of information about many many topics....but then again there are many many e-books you can just get online, and in turn download your distros cd's of choice.....
one very good book would be the rute users guide ...
Old 09-13-2003, 06:12 PM   #3
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"Running Linux" by O'Reilly is pretty good when you're starting out and still a handy reference if you're stuck. It's not specific to a particular distro and it's very readable.

(no, I don't work for O'Reilly)

Most (some?) distributions ship with documentation on the CD's - how-tos from etc - check /usr/share/doc (s) to see what you've got. If there's nothing there you should be able to install them from CD.


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