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Old 09-03-2011, 09:02 PM   #1
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Beginner needing some written material to read

Can anyone suggest any written material I can get to find my newbie way into linux - I'm the kinda person that would prefer to read and re-read hands on material as opposed to reading off the web IE installing and begining Linux......I go back to MS DOS and entering data using a perforated tape etc.....then to windows 1 thru ad infinitum etc but I have no knowledge of the differences in code or how to write code or anything close to it ???
Old 09-03-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Do you mean free material? If not, the Linux For Dummies is as good a place to start as any.
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Here are three good ones offered online at no charge. It's a web site, not a book and it's oriented to Ubuntu, but it's full of good info. Machtelt Garrels Intro to Linux. It's available in *.pdf format here. I keep a copy on my bookshelf. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.
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you want some administrative knowledge then read "Linux in a Nutshell" or 'Linux kernel in a nutshell' (

or just the basic knowledge then, some magazines based on linux, books like 'for dummies' series, as mentioned above, forums - like this one, also Linux Complete reference and/or a book just for the distribution [ also known as distro ] of the one, that you're using [i.e. opensuse, ubuntu, redhat, fedora... etc

and finally, you've to start using it.

A piece of advice, that I got late:
Linux, itself is as big and sound and deep as a sea. so try to be specific in terms of your field of interest.

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Download .. Read ... Practice.....
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Here are some good bash (scripting lang) refs/tutorials; bookmark and read - a lot of docs for a lot of distros


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