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Old 07-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Smile (SOLVED)Any suggestions for Linux Books available

Hello question is have any fellow Australians found any Libary books available in Auatralia..My local Libary has one dating back to 2001..or books available in bookshops..
I would prefer a book not online as if computer broken I can't fix it without having to be online...

Thank you in advance for any answers..


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Old 07-01-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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Using your favorite browser, search for "free linux books". You will find a wealth of books on a variety of topics (programming, scripting, administration, etc) which are free to download.Copy the books to CD, or to a thumb drive, for easy access via liveCD if you need them while doing system repairs.

It isn't the same as library checkout, but then you aren't limited on how long you can keep the book.

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Thank you for your reply bigrigdriver...I use Google and my question was for books available in Australia..libraries as some people do not have much access to internet connections all the time..or a book they have seen in a bookshop somewhere..



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I'd recommend to check at amazon for the books of O'Reilly. They have some good books about Linux in general, for example "Linux in a Nutshell" (which is from 2005).

But be aware, that those books are outdated after a few years and since the development of the Linux-systems is quite fast, you will not find everything described in such a book.

I'd recommend to follow the manuals for your distribution carefully. Unfortunately you didn't mention which distribution you are using.

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Where are you ?. And don't say "WA" - we all know how bloody big that is. Perth should have some (pseudo) technical bookshops - Dymocks, Borders (if they still exist). Fitzroy Crossing might be more of a problem.
What level of book - "Linux for Idiots" or "Understanding the Linux Kernel" ?

I've found most of what I need by wandering the bookshops of Brisbane, although for serious technical books, I have had to resort (infrequently) to importing from Amazon

Edit: quick google found Boffins (in Hay St) - looks to have a reasonable selection of Linux titles.

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