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jcayo11 04-17-2010 09:51 AM

Books on Linux
Not totally new to Linux. Have done distro installs before. At this point, I'm looking for a way out of the MS lock down I've been in. Looking for a good beginner/intermediate book. One that will cover things such as server installs as well as things like X-Windows/SAMBA installs from CLI. What I am looking to do is to install a file/server and mail system that is accessible from a Windows or OS X desktop.

I have not really decided as of yet. I am familiar with Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS. Have not used them enough to know the real differences though.

Thanks for the help.

AndyD236 04-17-2010 10:10 AM

One of the best i've read and I still refer to it on a regular basis:

amani 04-17-2010 10:16 AM


You can find many Ubuntu books Online too

arochester 04-17-2010 10:28 AM

See "20 of the Best Free Linux Books" at

MTK358 04-17-2010 10:28 AM

See the tutorials in my signature.

onebuck 04-17-2010 10:39 AM


You can look at 'Linux Books & Online Magazines' section of 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!.

Just a few more useful links;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links' . More than just Slackware® links!

rikijpn 04-17-2010 11:28 AM

You can also get the "Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide". Besides it being great when coming to shell stuffs, explaining the basics in rpm/yum/dpkg/apt-get (package installers), X settings, e-mail settings, etc. You can also get some certification from the LPIC guys.

chrism01 04-18-2010 08:59 PM

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