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Old 04-19-2016, 02:21 AM   #1
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The Best book to learn Linux


hey chaps,

I wonder what is the best book to learn fundamentals of Linux?

thanks in advance
 
Old 04-19-2016, 03:17 AM   #2
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Yep, there is...it's called "experience and a good forum" - ISBN number is missing -
Guess what, you posted in the biggest "book" on Linux ever: the community!
So, welcome to the pack.
Basically, you ask a question and you get an answer.
Perhaps a tip. Got an old PC somewhere beggin' to be given some new purpose? Not to old? Go grab a distro, the choice is...yours
Welcome to the forum...welcome to Linux...
Melissa

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Old 04-19-2016, 04:38 AM   #3
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I wonder what is the best book to learn fundamentals of Linux?
Any printed book on Linux published in the last 20 years will have "Fundamentals of Linux"
chapters at the very beginning. Unless it's a College book or something. Try the Library, or
the internet version at http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto

Thank you.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 04:55 AM   #4
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I liked this one

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...d_i=1593270356
 
Old 04-19-2016, 05:06 AM   #5
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learning experience at your finger tips, virtual box and a linux distro of your choice

plus LQ and web browsing

check out this one:

http://iit.qau.edu.pk/books/Beginnin...and%20Line.pdf
 
Old 04-19-2016, 06:00 AM   #6
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I used Running Linux when I was starting out.
 
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Old 04-19-2016, 08:02 AM   #7
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I've never read a book on linux. I've used the forums and a decent search engine - I still do.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 09:51 AM   #8
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mistabatu,

No books, just use Google and Linux forums like LQ.

Download a Linux distribution's .iso file, burn it to DVD or USB drive and boot from it.

There is no need to actually install the distribution at this stage.

Just click on "Try Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Other distro".

http://www.pcworld.com/article/29183...ers-guide.html
 
Old 04-19-2016, 10:40 AM   #9
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I used Running Linux when I was starting out.
Ditto! "Running Linux" published by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
I have a first edition sitting right here next to the computer.
 
Old 04-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #10
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For the folks telling the OP to forego the book please remember we all learn differently.
 
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Old 04-19-2016, 04:31 PM   #11
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I've learn linux from many venues like books, magazines, the web, and podcasts AND a good linux distro to practice what I learned. The BEST part of learning linux is shell scripting and learning python.

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Old 04-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #12
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hey chaps,

I wonder what is the best book to learn fundamentals of Linux?

thanks in advance
You can find some useful information here: Linux Books & Online Magazines

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 04-19-2016, 09:07 PM   #13
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Cool

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For the folks telling the OP to forego the book please remember we all learn differently.
You got a big point there, but suggestions are given it's for the guy to filter which way he wants to go.
 
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:05 AM   #14
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For the folks telling the OP to forego the book please remember we all learn differently.
I wasn't suggesting op should not read books, I was just giving my 2 pen'orth (that's 2 cents worth for those outside the UK). Anything additional op can do to help should be OK.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 09:23 AM   #15
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Hi,

Good reference material is good for anyone performing repetitive tasks along with learning new techniques;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;


1 Linux Documentation Project
2
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
3
Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5
Bash Reference Manual
6
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8
LinuxSelfHelp
9
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide

The above links and others can be found at '
Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Some of the references above may seem to be dated but still valid to learn something new to the reader. Basics are important for one to build their knowledge and understanding!

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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