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Has anyone here, when first starting out, used a book to learn how to use Linux?? If so which book?? I had Learn Linux in 24 Hours...
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    Books About Linux??


    Has anyone here, when first starting out, used a book to learn how to use Linux?? If so which book?? I had Learn Linux in 24 Hours

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    Back when I was starting out I still had access to good University library so I took a few books from there and then borrowed some from friends and every other time they ended up sitting on the table without me even looking at them. Everything I ever learned was online from documents, install manuals, forums, and IRC. I suggest you do the same. Gentoo was probably the biggest learning experience.

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    Gentoo was also my biggest help in learning Linux. But I liked the Sybex Complete Linux book.

    IRC and these forums are awesome resources, too. Hop on IRC and you will (normally) get many people who know what is going on.
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    Just jumping in at the deep end can give you some valuable experience.

    But book wise:

    RedHat Linux 9 Bible gave me a good understanding of the basic functions of Linux.

    O'Reilly's Linux Security Cookbook was another good one.

    But never forget the best tool.....

    ......the internet....Google.

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    i started with learning redhat linux in 24 hours(illustrated edition ).it helped so much to learn about linux(redhat especially).although google and irc ,tldp documents and guides are good for learning...
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    i learned with a great book, the man pages...and google, but I now have an oreilly on apache whitch is great for referance. I also got the redhat linux 9 bible, it has been handy, but is very GUI oriented i feel, (whitch is fine as that is most of redhat/fedora) but it tends to config using a gui first, then command line instructions second, and I would reccommend learing the other way around. Remote access is really only pratical over the internet via terminals, and if you really want to learn how to handle a linux system, command line is the trick.
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    Hello,

    This info may save your money also. You can download some of the redhat publiched books from http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/

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    I would recommend Administration of Linux System (as it is not distro specific) by Stanfield and Smith and RedHat 9 Master Edition - Ball and Duff. Of course, learning by experiment, the forums, google, man pages and irc are the best

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    does anyone know a good site to download books except tldp.org?
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