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Old 02-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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new to linux what books do you recommend ?

new to linux what manuals do you recommend?
Old 02-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #2
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You can find a wealth of resources at The Linux Documentation Project.

My most useful references came from there. I know that sometimes nothing beats a book; the ones I found most useful I downloaded as PDFs and printed. I have about five of them in big white binders on my bookcase right now.

Then there's the Slackbook. Slackware oriented, but excellent on the basics, such as file structure, permissions, and the like.
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If you want the most basic manual use an O Reilly book called "LINUX NETWORK ADMINISTRATORS GUIDE by OLAF KIRCH. The title may sound intimidating but the writer uses plain words and doesn't sidetrack so you get to follow a concept from start to finish. It also works a a flip it open to a particular area and it still reads well. My dimes worth anyway. You should be able to pick up a book second hand for a few dollars.

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You can download some stuffs from here:

or you can check this also:
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As for myself, these two books are at the top of my list.

The Linux Command Line:

Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition:

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