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Corey
post Mar 28 2003, 12:32 PM
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I would like anyone who has read/heard/own any linux books to make some suggestions as to what are the MUST HAVE books for newcomers to linux. I'm sure this could be very helpful to people just coming into the Linux world. Here are my personal suggestions:

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell (O'Reilly Press)

- Granted, this book is for study in the LPI Certification exams, however, it is much more useful then that. This books takes you chapter by chapter through each part of the linux operating systems, including practice tests, great summaries, and the quality we all expect from an O'Reilly book. I'm still in the process of reading this book, however, I have learned a lot of things that I never heard of before from anywhere else. There is not bias in this book for any particular distribution, it treats them all equally.

Learning Linux, 3rd Edition (O'Reilly Press)

- An excellent book for the linux newcomer. This books very basic stuff with Linux systems, as well as a few things things that even the expert can learn from. An all round perfect book, any my suggestion for the MUST HAVE linux book.

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Medic6666
post Jun 18 2003, 08:17 AM
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I use Redhat 8 Bible (which works with 9) and Linux in a nutshell.

Linux in a nutshell lists all the commands with their options and a brief description.

Redhat Bible this pretty much walks you through the principles of doing things. Things may vary depending on your hardware but the principle is always the same.


Other wise do as I did. Using the books I installed, broke it, fixed it, removed it, installed it, broke it, .........you get the idea..

you can learn a lot by breaking it smile.gif

Just my little bit.

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- Corey   Books For Newbies   Mar 28 2003, 12:32 PM
- - Hemant   Redhat-linux in 24 hours. this is also a very good...   Mar 29 2003, 08:58 PM
- - beni   I am learning RHL 8 with the help of this book : ...   Mar 30 2003, 06:07 AM
- - Mystilleef   Hello, I don't know if this is appropriate, b...   Mar 30 2003, 02:14 PM
- - Zaphrod   QUOTE (Mystilleef @ Mar 30 2003, 07:14 PM)Hel...   Apr 3 2003, 02:04 AM
- - Corey   Comment all you want, it's even better when so...   Apr 4 2003, 10:51 AM
- - beni   I looked around for 'Linux in a nutshell'(...   Apr 5 2003, 09:24 AM
- - melgwee   I am a newbie too and I recommend any of these two...   Apr 15 2003, 11:07 AM
- - conqueror   I would just like to start out by saying THANKS fo...   May 4 2003, 05:40 AM
- - twisted1   Heres a book I am currently in the process of rea...   May 5 2003, 03:02 PM
- - chrisw   i usually read the man pages for information..sinc...   May 5 2003, 09:05 PM
- - jetblackz   Linux in a Nutshell doesn't help newbies much ...   May 7 2003, 01:31 PM
- - chrisw   I have a book just about configuring the apache 1....   May 13 2003, 01:59 PM
- - Hemant   for indian users there is a very good book by.. ...   May 19 2003, 09:11 AM
- - toosleep   I know that there are many flavours of LINUX out t...   May 31 2003, 06:17 PM
- - zeoplanet   I know that there are many flavours of LINUX out t...   Jun 1 2003, 09:23 AM
- - Hemant   sure... redhat bible and redhat linux in 24 hours ...   Jun 5 2003, 02:02 PM
- - andrewjenkins   If you're interested in the spirit of the GNU ...   Jun 5 2003, 06:49 PM
- - Jay-Jay   Can't say i've read it but i got the addre...   Jun 5 2003, 07:18 PM
- - Medic6666   I use Redhat 8 Bible (which works with 9) and Linu...   Jun 18 2003, 08:17 AM
- - Jay-Jay   Just to say that I've brought a book today, I...   Jun 20 2003, 09:15 AM
- - warheros   it's a stupid looking book, but i have found ...   Jun 24 2003, 02:54 AM
- - giblet   Here's my 2c worth... I started with the SAMS...   Jun 30 2003, 08:30 AM
- - ewancarr   "Sams - Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux 9 in 24 ...   Jul 18 2003, 05:49 PM
- - Infenet   I want to thank you for the advice. I'm a new...   Jul 28 2003, 03:21 PM
- - Infenet   Hey Joey, I would like to get those books you men...   Jul 29 2003, 07:42 AM
- - tslothrop   My $0.02 on this: Practical Linux (QUE), by ...   Aug 4 2003, 12:13 PM
- - Bourne_Again   i would suggest most of the "Sams" books...   Aug 19 2003, 07:21 PM
- - hughesjr   If you really want to learn the ins and outs of th...   Aug 19 2003, 08:14 PM
- - Medic6666   The Bible books are good. I have linux 9 bible and...   Aug 24 2003, 03:27 AM
- - angels30   I have found "Linux Complete" from ...   Sep 15 2003, 05:17 AM
- - AndrewLubinsus89   It always helps to check the library for good book...   Sep 27 2003, 09:49 AM
- - aromes   Linux in 24 Hrs (as a startup guide)   Sep 29 2003, 01:37 PM
- - jstew   No need to actually buy a book. This is the best: ...   Oct 9 2003, 11:21 AM
- - ajs00   I'm using 'Using Linux'. The main reas...   Nov 25 2003, 11:04 PM
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