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Old 08-30-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
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Recommend a few Newbie Books

I have already read the reviews section, and to be frank none of them have more than 2-3, so I am not sure how to take them. I'd like some further recommendations from this forum.

I know that you've probably done this many times, but what is a good noob book for configuring, and learning the finer side of the Linux operating system? Does it even matter if the book is written specifically about Redhat (Fedora)?

Thanks for your patience,


By the way, I now have Slackware installed, and am in it up to my gills configuring the beast. I don't know whatever got into me, but I am having fun so far, even though I don't know what I am doing yet!

Thank you so much for being out there, if only for moral support.
Old 08-30-2004, 08:14 PM   #2
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Try looking at some of the guides on . They have a lot of good books on there.
Old 08-30-2004, 08:22 PM   #3
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snipped my whole answer.
sorry didn't notice this is a redhat question. not sure why you posted in slackware.

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Old 08-30-2004, 09:21 PM   #4
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He says he has Slack installed. I think he meant that would a book meant for Redhat work with any distro.
Old 08-30-2004, 09:21 PM   #5
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schteelhead; got some use, Linux Complete by sybez pub; Sair Linux and GNU certification level1: installation & configuration, Tobin Maginnis auth, Wiley pub; Customizing and Upgrading Linux s.e. L,&A McKinnon auth, Wiley
pub. and good to have reference; Linux Desk Reference s.e.;Scott Hawkins
auth, Prentice Hall pub. those are afew in my library. any
thing everything to learn all about linux.
Old 08-30-2004, 11:17 PM   #6
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Search google for linux guides. The link in the second post is great. Any linux distro book is good to a certain degree. Just don't expect the files to be in the same place.
Old 08-31-2004, 01:07 PM   #7
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Is there a good book about slackware for example?
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Old 08-31-2004, 09:13 PM   #9
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the o'reilly title "Running Linux" i have 4th ed.
and, well what the heck! searching this site is always good for a quick fix.

definatly check out rute, im thinking of ordering a hard copy myself. Lots if info there.
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:26 PM   #11
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Search for howto's, and tutorials. Google is your best friend.


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