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> Books For Newbies, What are your MUST READ books for linux?
Jay-Jay
post Jun 20 2003, 09:15 AM
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Just to say that I've brought a book today, I'll give you all a review when I'm done with it . . . but looks okay for specific distro's.

Hertzog, U. (2001). Linux in no time. (2nd Ed.) Dorset; Prentice Hall.

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warheros
post Jun 24 2003, 02:54 AM
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it's a stupid looking book, but i have found "linux for dummies" very useful for learning basic commands. such as:

cat
ls
chmod
chown
mv
mkdir
mvdir
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uptime (woooHOOOOOO!!!!)

and other modifications of all those. it's the very basic of basic books.
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post Jun 30 2003, 08:30 AM
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Here's my 2c worth...

I started with the SAMS Red Hat x unleashed series. They are quite good for beginners, although some sections are a bit baffling when you are used to windoze.

Then I started reading the Red Hat official documentation (pdf format from www.red-hat.com) and found that they have all manner of information there from beginners upwards. My favorite at the moment is the Red Hat 8 Reference Guide... only because I am a bit beyond the configuration and installation guides. The manuals are a good reflection of Red Hats reputation as being a solid distribution with a good installer. I thoroughly recommend them, especially if you can get your hands on someone elses laser printer!
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post Jul 18 2003, 05:49 PM
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"Sams - Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux 9 in 24 Hours"

I bought this book as a complete newbie and its great - shows you all the basics, guides you through installation, and includes Red Hat 9 CDs. Excellent.

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post Jul 28 2003, 03:21 PM
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I want to thank you for the advice. I'm a newbie to Linux. I just installed RH 8.0 on my laptop, which now has 2 os win2k and rh. I will defienetly invest in those books mentioned, but first i will try the online ones. Thanks again this has been very helpful.
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post Jul 29 2003, 07:42 AM
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Hey Joey,

I would like to get those books you mention in Html format.

Thanks
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post Aug 4 2003, 12:13 PM
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My $0.02 on this:

Practical Linux (QUE), by Tony Guntharp et. al. I found this one at one of those "giant book sales" that are held at malls.

The Linux Cookbook (No Starch Press), by Michael Stutz

Running Linux (O'Reilly and Assoc.), by Matt Welsh
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post Aug 19 2003, 07:21 PM
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i would suggest most of the "Sams" books for sure. I started with "Sams-Teach Yourself Red Hat Linux in 24 hrs." Once you've surpassed newbie (and even if you haven't) i am going to push "Maximum Linux Security" as a must have for anyone wanting to know about the linux world outside the personal work station. It has great tips that will help you when installing and partitioning your hard drive.
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post Aug 19 2003, 08:14 PM
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If you really want to learn the ins and outs of the Linux / GNU OS, the Linux From Scratch book (and install) is great. This is really hard to do ... and it takes a very long time .... and the system you get is not really very useful. BUT, it teaches you how Linux works, and I think it is invaluable as a Linux learning tool!

Go here:
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

pick the closest mirror to you and then click on the link for View Online under LFS Books (on the left-hand menu) and then select the latest version of the book. If you complete the book, you will see how a GNU/ Linux OS is built from the ground up .... here is a link of the current latest book (version 4.1) concerning who would want to use the book:

Who should Read

and who would not want to read:

Who may not want to read

If you are interested in a functional system that is built on similar principles, but is slightly more automated and user friendly, then installing Gentoo Linux from stage 1 is also very instructive.


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post Aug 24 2003, 03:27 AM
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The Bible books are good. I have linux 9 bible and also photoshop bible and they help a lot.

The Nutshell books are also very good. Linux in a nutshell is like a dictionary of most commands and options. So far If I needed to look a command up it has been in the nutshell book.

As far as I know there is no d/l for nutshell books. Unless someone has sat and scanned every page in one at a time and made it a PDF. :S




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post Sep 15 2003, 05:17 AM
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I have found

"Linux Complete"

from

Sybex

to be very helpful, it caters for all levels
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post Sep 27 2003, 09:49 AM
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It always helps to check the library for good books. I went by and picked up the red hat bible with Redhat Linux 8 on it. I would recommend this book (I am a Noobie and I think it is great)
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post Sep 29 2003, 01:37 PM
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Linux in 24 Hrs (as a startup guide)
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post Oct 9 2003, 11:21 AM
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No need to actually buy a book. This is the best: http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/rute.html.gz also referred to as the "Rute user's guide." Of course, you can go to half.com and buy a bound version of this book as well. This book should be used actually as Computer Science 101 IMHO
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post Nov 25 2003, 11:04 PM
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I'm using 'Using Linux'. The main reason I picked it up was it came with 3 distros on in. It is reasonable and will get things up and running, but I feel can skim over some of the detail.

I've just grabbed the 'Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition' from the site in the previous post. This thing looks fantastic!!
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post Dec 1 2003, 06:56 PM
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Just a heads-up for everyone out there... don't by the Redhat Linux for Dummies book. It sucks.... teaches you nothing about real unix commands, but instead teaches you all about the pretty GUI environment that Redhat provides you. Don't waste your money or time.

By the way... if anyone wants to buy a Redhat Linux for Dummies book.... jk.


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QUOTE (melgwee @ Apr 15 2003, 11:07 AM)
I am a newbie too and I recommend any of these two books, namely the 'Red Hat Linux 8 Bible' by Christopher Negus or 'Red Hat Linux 8 Unleashed' by Bill Ball for all newbies.  wink.gif

Respectfully I have the Negus Redhat 9 book and I can't give it an A+.

I created a few scripts to help pass install files to the hard drive from the CDrom, but they didn't run and I spent a few days trying to find out why. It turns out that I found the problem when I used vi to edit a script.

He had said that you could use any text editor to create/edit scripts. Unfortunately, the GNU gedit that is on Redhat 9 puts extra characters at the end of the line, creating nonsense. There was two days out of my life. Other than that, it's ok.

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http://tille.soti.org/training/tldp/

Check it out Im a newbie and I have just started to read it but it is already helping me smile.gif
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QUOTE (cagey cretin @ Dec 30 2003, 11:44 PM)
He had said that you could use any text editor to create/edit scripts. Unfortunately, the GNU gedit that is on Redhat 9 puts extra characters at the end of the line, creating nonsense.

The standard gedit should allow you to edit text with no problem ... are you sure you didn't use a DOS text editor on those files in windows (or transfer the files in from a windows format) ... there are extra characters in DOS formated files (CR and LF ... which usually look like ^M and ^P ... but sometimes other characters as well)


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Does anyone know a place that sells used, cheat linux books? XD

Public library has none. =/


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