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Old 02-16-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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Book recommendations

Mandrake 9, really new....

I saw the Linux for Dummies and was wondering if it was any good. Read a few reviews on Amazon, they weren't great. But I am looking for something just to ease my way in. I would like to get a book to use as a reference.

Any advice or recommendations?

Old 02-16-2004, 01:12 PM   #2
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this one is a good start:
A Pratical Guide To Linux
By Mark G. Sobell

Then u can start reading "LINUX POWER TOOLS" or UNIX POWER TOOLS
Old 02-16-2004, 01:29 PM   #3
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Sneak in to school/work when everyone else has gone home and print Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition. Or at least download it.

Old 02-16-2004, 02:29 PM   #4
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Another good one:

Linux Newbie Administrators Guide

I have used this and RUTE (mentioned in above post) since I started running Linux and would not give either of them up.

Wouldn't hurt to look here as well

Mandrake Documentation

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Old 02-16-2004, 03:15 PM   #5
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You could also try out the Reviews section here at

Jeremy just put in a book section. It's quite nice

Check them out here:

Old 02-17-2004, 08:59 AM   #6
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Any of the O'Reilly books are good. I have a few of them "Running Linux", "SendMail", "Samba", "Apache", etc. They seem to be very informative. I also have the Linux System Administration manual. Good stuff.


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