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Old 01-06-2018, 02:16 AM   #1
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Looking for my first newbie linux book on-line


Hi all,
I'm just getting started with Linux I am starting with ubuntu 16.04.3. I have decided to say good-bye to windows. I have seen I can do most of what I was doing with Windows with Linux. I built a new desktop for this purpose. It's probably a little over-kill,, but I've always been a firm believer in a little over-kill. It's like when I kept fish I had a 100 gallon tank but the filtration system was for a 300 gallon tank.

Can you folks give me a link to a good beginner book on-line I can download in PDF format please?

One last thought...can you also provide me with some good webpages that talk of linux.

Thanks again
Richard Brown
Eustis FL

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Old 01-06-2018, 03:29 AM   #2
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Some of the O'Reilly books on Linux are available for download (several sources, duckduckgo is your friend). Maybe not as up to date as others but really good information.

Good webpages - this one

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay.

Edit: relevant O'Reilly page http://www.oreilly.com/programming/free/

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Old 01-06-2018, 05:29 AM   #3
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Just a quick note that Ubuntu 16.10 reached end of life on 20 July 2017. The Ubuntu LTS (long-term) versions come out every two years in April, the next one being 18.04 this year. So, I would either suggest installing the latest LTS, Ubuntu 16.04, and then upgrading to 18.04 this April, or installing the latest Ubuntu, 17.10, and doing likewise.
 
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:25 AM   #4
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Linux In Easy Steps by McGrath
hard copy

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Old 01-06-2018, 07:34 AM   #5
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Also ... in some ways, "you found one, right here!" Welcome to Our Infatuation!
 
Old 01-06-2018, 08:07 AM   #6
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There is also the The Debian Administrator's Handbook which will provide a lot of detail about what's going on under the hood, when you are ready for that. It's not quite for beginners but it's worth mentioning now so you can find it later. Linux Mint and Ubuntu, and hundreds of other distros major and minor, have their origins in Debian.
 
Old 01-06-2018, 09:19 AM   #7
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Linux Bible is good.
 
Old 01-06-2018, 09:27 AM   #8
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I would recommend Lucy A, Snyder's "Installing Linux on a dead badger"

OK, not free but only a couple of quid to stick it on your Kindle.

Er... You Do know I'm joking don't you? HONEST, I'M JOKING!!!

Play Bonny!

 
Old 01-06-2018, 09:39 AM   #9
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This webpage has some very good material for your journey in the linux world: http://tldp.org/guides.html

You can start with "Introduction to Linux - A hands on guide" by Machtelt Garrels. It is available in many formats including pdf.
 
Old 01-06-2018, 09:50 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by hydrurga View Post
Just a quick note that Ubuntu 16.10 reached end of life on 20 July 2017. The Ubuntu LTS (long-term) versions come out every two years in April, the next one being 18.04 this year. So, I would either suggest installing the latest LTS, Ubuntu 16.04, and then upgrading to 18.04 this April, or installing the latest Ubuntu, 17.10, and doing likewise.
I put the wrong version number. It's 16.04.3 and has a LTS until April/2021. Looking forward to learning about linux.
One last thought, Ubuntu has removed the download link for 17.10 as there are some issues with it effecting the BIOS so some laptops. So I am leaving that one alone until its fixed.

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Old 01-06-2018, 09:52 AM   #11
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I put the wrong version number. It's 16.04.3 and has a LTS until April/2021. Looking forward to learning about linux.
Ah, that makes sense. You may want to change the distro version in your profile too, as it still reads 16.10.

All the best with your Linux journey!
 
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