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Old 02-13-2005, 09:19 PM   #1
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What linux books helped you?


I bought Running Linux (4th ed.) by Matt Welsh a few months ago, and since yesterday started getting into it.

Some of the information is a little dated, but for the most part, the book is quite handy, provides some nice history along with the help necessary to do beginner-type tasks.

My question is, what are some of the books that have helped you get through your beginner phase? What are you reading now? What do you recommend? What are some of the things that you like about it?

Very curious as to what beginners find useful, since I am one myself.

Thanks,
-takt
 
Old 02-13-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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the "for dummies" book.
it doesn't have alot of info, but if you need to find something fast it will probably have it.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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"Linux Maximum Security"



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Old 02-13-2005, 09:35 PM   #4
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Reading "Linux in a Nutshell" right now, I love it. I have no fear of a command line now.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:04 PM   #5
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I just want to second the Linux in a Nutshell recommendation. It has a ton of useful information and it's fairly easy to find things. It isn't really a "read this cover to cover" book, it is more of a "I need to know about this command or tool right now" kind of book. It will be useful to you even after you leave the newbie stage.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:45 PM   #6
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"Linux Cookbook" (o'reilly version...apparently theres another linux cookbook out there somewhere...) is an excellent reference book, with a ton of tips on how to do stuff whether you're just beginning, or if you've been at it awhile...
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:07 PM   #7
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Once found this old tattered Linux 2nd edition book (or something like that) not bad, but totally outdated (worked with RH7). Also, for programming, Teach yourself C++ for Linux in 21 days.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:10 PM   #8
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www.google.com the absolute best resource on earth no matter what the subject may be.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 11:38 PM   #9
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Some of us can't carry google everywhere we go. :P
O'Reilly's books are good.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 03:33 AM   #10
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"Sams' Teach Yourself Linux in 24 Hours" was very good
 
Old 02-14-2005, 08:37 AM   #11
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Google
 
Old 02-14-2005, 08:43 AM   #12
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Google, LQ, magazines e.g. Linux Format and Sybex Linux+ study guide.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:30 AM   #13
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Hi,

I read the book "Linux Intern" and from my point of view it´s pretty good.
It explains step by step how Linux works.

What the kernel needs to boot-up,
it explains the several filesystems, and so on.


Greetz
GSX
 
Old 02-14-2005, 12:26 PM   #14
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Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

I'm reading the online edition, but I'm thinking of buying it.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 12:35 PM   #15
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i think this should be made into a sticky thread, it could be very helpfull
 
  


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