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Sir Robin 07-10-2003 03:22 PM

good reading material to learn linux basics?
Hi all! Linux Newbie (but DOS oldie) here.

Can I have some suggestions on educational material (books to buy; web sites/pages to read; documents to download)?

Ideally, something that teaches Linux to people that already know DOS. I would like to learn the Linux OS and its commands, syntax, terminology etc... as it compares to DOS.

I'm talking about the Linux kernel itself, I guess - not any specific vendor's distro or graphical interface.

I learned DOS first when I was younger (this was the pre-Windows days), and knew it well. When Windows came along, I was that much smarter about it because I knew the underlying OS.

I'd like to take the same route to learn Linux.


Tinkster 07-10-2003 03:33 PM

These should get you started :}


sub_slack 07-10-2003 04:15 PM

From DOS/Windows to Linux HOWTO

serz 07-10-2003 06:13 PM

I'd suggest you to make a search in Google. You will find everything there!

Sir Robin 07-10-2003 06:25 PM

Tinkster - thanks for the links. It seems, though, that the last one is not working.

Thanks to the rest for the other replies so far.

I'd like to see recommendations for books also.

Tinkster 07-10-2003 06:51 PM

Sorry about the link, IBM has shifted the
page from one of their servers to another :}

I've updated my public bookmarks on LQ
accordingly just now, so the link above
should work again ;) ('til they decide to
do another shift ... :})


rawal.gautam 02-04-2006 04:57 AM

Thanks guys for all above replies.

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