Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2002, 09:48 PM   #1
Shadow Of Death
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Which books is best for studying Linux (Newbie)

Old 12-30-2002, 11:30 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1 and Redhat 9
Posts: 144

Rep: Reputation: 15
I tried a couple beginner books, such as Linux Programming by Osbourne Pub. and Unix in 24 hours, and they were mediocre (all of them you can find at a big book store). I like using the net or just hauling out the big books like The Linux Bible. Books that I would never use is the Dummies and Idiots series.
Old 12-31-2002, 12:02 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
Posts: 482

Rep: Reputation: 30
I purchased two books. I wanted to cover commands and practical usage. I bought books called Linux System Commands by Patrick Volkerding (creator of Slackware) and Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Linux.
Old 12-31-2002, 01:09 AM   #4
Shadow Of Death
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
how about RedHat Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course -Naba,Linux+ Study Guide - Sybex,Linux+ Certification Bible
Old 12-31-2002, 01:39 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: My bedroom
Distribution: RH 7.1
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
Sounds like you are studying for the Linux+ exam. I passed it a week ago. Don't use Osborne Linux+ book i found it not detailed enough.

I have heard some people say the sybex book is ok, also the Linux+ Bible gets 4.5 stars at Amazon.

I have a Linux plain Bible and it covers a lot of things except how to configure samba.
Old 01-01-2003, 02:51 AM   #6
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: cyberspace
Distribution: Redhat 9
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
the linux cookbook by michael stutz,
was just what i needed to get started...
Old 01-01-2003, 03:43 AM   #7
Shadow Of Death
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2002
Posts: 12

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i bought RedHat Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course -Naba,,Linux+ Certification Bible

Thanks for advices
Old 01-01-2003, 06:05 AM   #8
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: A Mid-Atlantic state
Distribution: SuSE 8.1,Knoppix 3.2,Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 388

Rep: Reputation: 30
I too,passed the exam recently.The Linux+ Bible is great except the guy keeps referring to useradd as "adduser"which is a script and not a command.
I like the Dee-Ann LeBlanc's books I've read.And the aforementioned Peter Norton guide was useful(I dont think he really did much of the writing;it was Arthur Griffith),believe it or not.
Old 01-02-2003, 03:49 AM   #9
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Mandrake,Redhat,NetBSD
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
well if you really wanna CLI you can go for

"UNIX" by Sumitabha Das

Its basic bookj which teaches you all the basic commands you would ever need as a newbie and it even teaches you some admin which can be useful for home user and He refers to Linux in the latest addition
Old 01-02-2003, 01:54 PM   #10
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Edmonton AB, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo x86_64; Gentoo PPC; FreeBSD; OS X 10.9.4
Posts: 3,760
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 78
I learned with "Running Linux" by Matt Welsh et al. It has served me very well, and is sometimes even humourous.
Old 01-03-2003, 08:55 PM   #11
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: us
Distribution: red hat
Posts: 143

Rep: Reputation: 15
I am getting ready for RHCT and I have the RHCE (rh302)
and covers from install to bind settings , comes with labs, tests, and grafs, good choice
Old 01-12-2003, 12:01 AM   #12
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Houston
Distribution: Red Hat 7.0, 7.2,8,9, Mandrake 9.0, 9.2, Knoppix, DSL, Fedora Core 4,Solaris 8
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
I have an old book called Linux System Administrator's Survival Guide by Tim Parker and it is very good. I imagine there is a new one. I have alos read RedHat 7 Unleashed by Sam's Publishing (I think) and it was also very useful. It covers everything, including Samba and Apache.
Old 01-12-2003, 12:40 AM   #13
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Koom Valley
Distribution: rh8
Posts: 528

Rep: Reputation: 31
hm. mebbe you better do a search on this site before posting a thread like this. the mods might not be happy about redundant topics. this is not the first thread about linux beginner books.
Old 01-12-2003, 02:13 AM   #14
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 252Reputation: 252Reputation: 252
Any book is valuable most likely, but you can also find alot of information and such online as well. There are plenty of help, documentation and newbie sites out there for poeple just getting started with Linux.

And yes, if you search this site, this is asked alot. You'll find more by even searching here.
Old 01-12-2003, 09:31 AM   #15
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: S.E. England
Distribution: Redhat 8.0
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
as a newbie im finding O'Reillys 'Running Linux' very useful.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good, generic books for a Linux Newbie Drewish Linux - Newbie 5 04-27-2005 06:08 AM
Any good Linux books for a newbie? LinuxPadawan Linux - General 1 04-03-2005 05:33 PM
Linux Newbie Books hotwire911 Linux - Newbie 4 03-24-2005 01:12 AM
Recommend a few Newbie Books schteelhead Slackware 10 08-31-2004 10:26 PM
Newbie question...Books. Valael Fedora 5 01-08-2004 12:36 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration