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agent_509 11-29-2010 07:46 PM

What are some good books for learning Linux?
I'm mostly looking for a book or guide that I can use to learn Linux step by step from the ground up. I've searched and found a lot of great info, but it's all kind of scattered around and I feel like I don't know where to start. Is there a guide that could help get me started? thank you in advance for the replies.

Darkmaze 11-29-2010 07:51 PM

frankbell 11-29-2010 08:51 PM

The Slackbook is very good on basics, such as permissions, file structure, and the like. I bought a copy and read it through.

Garrels's Introduction to Linux. This helped me more than any others when I was starting out. Also read it through, and it's frequently updated.

Linux, the Complete Reference. It's more like a manual than a teaching document: a good reference, but not something to sit down and read through. I have an earlier edition; the best comparison I can make is that it's like a compilation of man pages.

About dot com has a good online intro to Linux. It's oriented towards Ubuntu, but the information is solid and accurate.

I would recommend downloading Garrels, printing it out, and reading it through. It's more comprehensive than the Slackbook.

agent_509 11-29-2010 09:48 PM

Thanks for the responses everyone, I think I'll check out Garrel's introduction to linux. It looks exactly like what I'm looking for.

chrism01 11-29-2010 10:01 PM

See also and the long list of free to read books.

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