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Old 08-22-2006, 02:38 AM   #1
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Im new to linux and I would like to learn more can anyone recomend book to start learning
Old 08-22-2006, 02:49 AM   #2
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I heard "Linux in a nutshell" is good.

Though, I never ever used a book. I just chose a Distro and used the internet as a resouce to learn from.

I wont say I'm an expert, but I can say that I have installed a couple of different distributions, got web browsing, email, multimedia players, skype, CD/DVD burning, you name it all working.

If you need help choosing a distro, I found this to be quite a good little wizard that helps you choose a suitable distro:

If you want my reccommendation on which distro to use (everyone here has an opinion on which distro is good):

I'd say Ubuntu is very good for someone who just wants to install Linux and have something that they can use.

Otherwise, if you would like a challange, try installing Debian 3.1 and build from there. You will have to install x-windows, a desktop and so on yourself, but you will learn a lot too.

I started with Debian 3.1 and later decided to use Ubuntu. From my time spent using Debian 3.1, I certainly appreciate the work that has gone into Ubuntu.

Old 08-22-2006, 02:57 AM   #3
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Thanks Greenie
Old 08-22-2006, 04:10 AM   #4
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Rute is definitely a very valuable resource for the one eager to learn.

And if you want something that challenges you as you go, install Slackware.
It's pretty much the opposite of Ubuntu, but the steep learning curve has it's
rewards. In 3 months of using Slackware I learnt more about Linux that in 3
years of SuSE prior to that.

Old 08-22-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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I agree. I used fedora core and it installed everything by it's self. slackware won't hold your hand but the knowledge you gain is tremendous. Also the slackware community here is very quick at getting your questioned answered. As far as books. I would just look on the internet. I have used a couple of books and it was ok but I feel I get more information from the internet. Also another place to look at is


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