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R2RO 08-12-2002 03:54 PM

How to learn more?
Who teaches Linux? What book to buy? (Already read LINUX UNLEASHED). Where to go now Master? :(

jglen490 08-12-2002 04:21 PM

Use it.

Use it as desktop replacement.

Use it to develop software.

Use it to peruse the internet.

Use it to write "The Great (insert country of origin) Novel".

Use it to keep track of personal finances.

Use it play music into your ears, and video into your eyes.

Use it to edit photos.

Use it.

acid_kewpie 08-12-2002 04:42 PM

slightly pretentious answr... but yeah i'd go along with that. just do stuff. books are handy, as is but without some idea of what you want to achieve a book isn't really that much more use. you just teach yourself.

Nelleh 08-13-2002 09:38 AM

I can wholeheartedly recommend "The complete Unix Reference" from Osbourne's (ISBN 0-07-211892).

As its name suggests it is not specific to linux, but has not let me down yet. Should cost about 30 in the UK or $40 stateside.

O'Reilly do a book "Running Linux" which I did NOT find that useful as a newbie.

I believe Red hat are doing certification, but I have no idea about costs.

jglen490 08-13-2002 09:59 AM


slightly pretentious answr...
You're right, acid_kewpie, but I see so many folks apparently doing nothing but playing with Linux configurations and calling themselves Linux users. I've learned more from using Linux in everyday situations than I ever did in academic tweaking exercises ;) ! Yes, having some books and other resources at hand are important for those learning opportunities, but a simple question is best answered with a simple solution.

Linux is a very powerful OS, but only if it's used :D !!

barrynewt 08-31-2002 08:15 PM

try this

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