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Old 11-17-2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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Smile Linux Book

I'm a network admin with strong Windows and Cisco skill. I've been struggling to learn UNIX by just jumping in and assisting with the administration of our Red Hat servers. I'm am learning a lot but feel like I have no foundation to build my knowledge on. Can anyone recomend a good book to learn UNIX fundimentals? I read Linux for dummies but didn't like it. I don't think I'm really part of the Dummies demographic.
Old 11-17-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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Google for 'the Rute' -

'This book covers GNU/LINUX system administration, for popular distributions like RedHat and Debian, as a tutorial for new users and a reference for advanced administrators. It aims to give concise, thorough explanations and practical examples of each aspect of a UNIX system. Anyone who wants a comprehensive text on (what is commercially called) "LINUX'' need look no further--there is little that is not covered here.'

Linux newbies are supposed to read it cover to cover.
Old 11-17-2003, 08:56 PM   #3
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Definitely Rute. I've not read much of it myself but it's one of the best. It's available in paperback also!
Old 11-18-2003, 01:55 AM   #4
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Similarly, I cannot say enough good things about Rute Enjoy -- J.W.
Old 11-18-2003, 05:25 AM   #5
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If its Red Hat you are working with I'd suggest and
Old 11-18-2003, 06:21 AM   #6
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Rute, is definetely your best bet, a friend of mine is following a linux course, they don't use coursematerial, all they have is Rute!, I got a copy of it and am reading it as well. It is written in a very comprehensible language. To me it is now as a bible...
Old 11-19-2003, 03:33 AM   #7
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Oh, I forgot:
Mandrake 9.0 Guide

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Old 11-19-2003, 08:11 AM   #8
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I personally use the "Redhat Linux 9 Bible" for all my Linux needs. It's a very thick book, and a little on the costly side, however it covers just about everything the average user, and most power users, will ever need to know.


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