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Old 03-25-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Talking help with finding a book/munual


What would be a good book/manual to read to learn more about linux o.p. systems? and how to use them.

I have to add I may not have such a good internet connection I might end up with free dial up (Bummer)so I'm not sure if a link will do.
I will end up at the library anyway. so if you could suggest something that would be good, I'm not really looking for the history but more like how to use, maybe the terminal and such?.
thank you.
linux for dummy's maybe? I can look that up.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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For a book,
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0470...der_0470116498
For online manuals
http://www.roseindia.net/linux/tutorial/
http://tldp.org/

The best way however is to install linux, and use it.
You can use a live CD or run linux in a virtual machine.
Kind regards
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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It would be best to get a book which focuses on your distro of choice because each distro has their own ideas of package management and system administration.

In the list which follows I will link to where you may purchase the book (e.g. Amazon).

Please understand that I have read some of these, but not all of them. Most of them are well known within the Linux community, and these selections come highly recommended. Even so, what works for some may not work well for everyone else, so caveat emptor.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 02:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by bluemoonshine View Post
What would be a good book/manual to read to learn more about linux o.p. systems? and how to use them.

I have to add I may not have such a good internet connection I might end up with free dial up (Bummer)so I'm not sure if a link will do.
I will end up at the library anyway. so if you could suggest something that would be good, I'm not really looking for the history but more like how to use, maybe the terminal and such?.
thank you.
linux for dummy's maybe? I can look that up.
http://www.amazon.com/Linux-Administ...1076539&sr=8-6

Linux Administration Handbook 2nd edition

Pretty popular. Covers general, specific topics. Multiple flavors.
 
Old 03-25-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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library linux

I live in the UK and here you can request books at little cost. Some do exist there but are often rather old but it remains a good source.
If you are buying,requesting or spending time on, you want one that is accurate and easy to read. This site provides some good easy to read starter pdf's from sponsors that would not take long on dial up. Some tomes like 'Linux in a Nutshell' take some reading and would put me off as a first read. I do recommend Kier Thomas as Linux writer that is easy to understand.

Fred.
 
  


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