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Old 07-06-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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Lightbulb red hat book commendation ?

hi linuxers,
I'd like to learn to install and configure the redhat. thus, I want to get a handfull redhat handbok (english)from a beginner to advanced user. what's the most recommended redhat handbook mainly for a fresh user? I mean a book which is very easy to learn not only for geeks. best regards.
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Unless you have a lot of money to pay for RHEL, install CentOS. Basically, it's a clone of RedHat without logos and a few proprietary programs.

and then you can follow the installation tutorial:

some more tutorials

If you are going to use linux for work or home server, CentOS is an excellent choice.

If you just want to use it as a desktop computer at home, Fedora 9 would be more usable.

Old 07-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #3
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I second CentOS. Best distro ever, aside from the actual Red Hat! I just don't understand why Cent OS isn't more commonly used.
I would recommend the Michael Jang book on the RHCE exam. Even though you aren't going for your RHCE, it teaches you a lot about Linux, and specifically, about Red Hat.


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