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Old 11-13-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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What are the good books about Linux?

For beginners... I just installed Centos 6 and want to learn Linux in general, but in the end have a "small", text based (no GUI) server (PHP, MySQL etc...).

I looked at "Linux all-in-one for dummies" and "Practical guide to Linux, 2nd edition", but none of them seem to be easy to read.

There are books out there on difficult topics that are easy to read and some on topic that are easy that are hard to go through if you know what I mean...

Thanks in advance for any info.
Old 11-13-2011, 03:13 AM   #2
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Here you can find very interesting books
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You can find a wealth of free resources at The Linux Documentation Project:

The one book that helped me more than any other was Garrels's Introduction to Linux.
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My recommendation to learning Linux would be to solve problems.

If you read a book you'll figure out how to setup a server, you'll be successful and you'll forget it in a few weeks or so.

If you attempt to setup a webserver to store your mp3 collection for the family to use on their ipods, you'll run into problems and you'll use it everyday. Eventually, you'll get a much better understanding of how things work. As you learn each time and solve problems you'll become a better Linux user.
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