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    Can anyone recommend a good linux book?

    I'd like to read more about Linux and how it works. I've been using Suse 9.3 for about a month now and while I love using it, I can't help but feel there is a lot more I could benefit from knowing. Can anyone recommend a good book or a couple of books that are readable and which will increase my understanding of linux as an operating system and increase my understanding of how to use it.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    I would check the local library. Do a search on linux. You are likely to find several linux books. My small local library has a couple that include install CDs. They aren't the newest versions but it would be an inexpensive way to get started. (Free)


    I just purchased Wiley's "Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible". It is a very good book if you are interested in Debian installation and configuration. It includes a basic Debian Sarge install disk and a Knoppix livecd. About $31 from Amazon with shipping.
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    Linux Enthusiast aysiu's Avatar
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    Jul 2005
    You know, I tried the library route once, and it's not that great. Linux books tend to get out-of-date really quickly (within a matter of months sometimes).

    I'd try Linux Desktop Garage. Sometimes it tries to be funny and fails, but for the most part it's informative, comprehensive, and at a beginner's level.

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  5. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Here are a few free to read "online" books for you:

    The Linux Cookbook:

    Linux in a Nutshell:

    Rute's Tutorial:

    Slackware Linux Essentials:

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    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Ozar has some very good leads.
    Also: Linux Documentation Project
    and a few other things worth reading.
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