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    Summer is very close, and I will have allot of time to do some reading. One of the things on my list is to become quite frimilar with Linux this summer. Thus, I am asking for the titles of some good Slackware Linux books. I would like to have books that will teach the basics of linux, allong with more indepth material, leading up to(/using all allong) using intermediate - advanced BASH, and possibly discussion on configuring linux.

    Any books you can recomend? This will probably end up being two or three books by the time I am done, depending on what some books cover.

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    Hey, Craige... there aren't a great many Slackware books to be had, especially recent releases, but here's the free online Slackbook that might be of some help to you:

    http://www.slackbook.org/

    Maybe some others will know of some good hard copy books to recommend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar
    Hey, Craige... there aren't a great many Slackware books to be had, especially recent releases, but here's the free online Slackbook that might be of some help to you:

    http://www.slackbook.org/

    Maybe some others will know of some good hard copy books to recommend.
    Yeah, I saw you posted that link in the FAQ. I am reading it bit by bit, but I always find a hard copy allot easier to read. Leaning into a computer screen is just annoying when reading for extended periods of time, and the light can really trigger a headache when you are focusing on it that close.

    Kinda weird really, how I can do it when I am programming, but not when I am reading articles, essays, books etc.

    But yeah, I would prefer a hard copy over anything else.

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    You can get almost the same book in hard copy (Slackware Linux Essentials) at the Slackware Store and it may be available from other places:

    http://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/s...FQgYU:mv_pc=31
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    A Practical Guide to Linux
    Linux Bible
    The Slack book on line or giving the 29.95 to Slack for their great work and get a paper copy.

    The few I've read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusisfry
    A Practical Guide to Linux
    Linux Bible
    The Slack book on line or giving the 29.95 to Slack for their great work and get a paper copy.

    The few I've read.
    Thank you (and Ozar). I will look into those.

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    If you want to learn Gnu/Linux, don't focus on a specific distro, obviously you'll want to learn slackware to be able to use it, and ozar already gave you a link for that, slackbook.org is the official book for slackware, however for Gnu/Linux specifically, read http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

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    add some fun reading in there too! look for the riverworld series by FARMER, PHILIP JOSÉ.
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