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RahJiggah 07-07-2004 08:11 PM

best book to learn on??

I needed a good book that would teach me how to use linux, Ive loaded RH9 but Id really like to become more aqquainted with it, I want something that has walkthroughs and exercises. does such a book exist?? please let me know. Id like to go from Basic to Advanced including installing and using apache, Ftp and other services.


duncanbojangles 07-07-2004 09:00 PM

Firts, you should become very intimate with the command line. I don't care what anyone or any distro says, command line is where Linux's power really is. Check out the tutorials on this site: Floppix at the top of the page will be a link titled "Labs". That's the one to click on. Then, check out . Then, check out the Linux Documentation Project . You'll be able to find in-depth tutorials and other help. You can also find help on the Justlinux forums . They also have some helpful files, including help with Apache. This should be enough to get you started.

phlyersphan 07-07-2004 09:08 PM

Depends what your level of technical background is starting out. If you're already an ex-DOS or command line guru, a reference book or web site will do ya fine there. But if you're new to the command line, you'll probably want something more basic.

For the oober-newbie, the Dummies books are a good (albeit very basic) start. They make one for Red Hat 9 - here's the link at
Red Hat 9 for Dummies

If you've already got some computer experience, a more technical book may be more useful to you. My favorite all-around "everything" book is published by O'Reilly -

Running Linux, 4th Edition

Tons of info on the web too.

RahJiggah 07-07-2004 09:53 PM

Wow, thanx for the fast asnwers, thats wicked, Ill take the advice, I guess Id have to say I have virtually no experience at Linux, Ive learned networking and server administration in a windows environment, I really need and want to learn linux, and so this is my first swim so to speak, but now that I have the dual boot setup on my server im just like duhhh what do i do now, I figured going through some labs might help me to figure stuff out, I agree though I want to learn all the command line stuff first, its just a little overwhelming at first cause like my buddy says u gotta get used to no pretty pictures in commandline world ;)

XavierP 07-08-2004 03:52 AM

Also, check my signature - RUTE has been invaluable to a number of our members.

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