Re: Good Linux books??
On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, Rick wrote:
> I am looking for some good books, that introduce linux and provide a good
> reference for the begginer, but will still be a usefull reference later on.
I found Linux in a Nutshell from O'Reilly to be helpful. It is a sort of
plain english command reference, like man pages only way more readable.
It covers user, sysadmin, and networking commands, and talks briefly about
shells. It is good for just helping you figure out what is out there as
well as how it works. I also read Learning the Bash Shell (O'Reilly)
which was definately worthwhile.
> I am unsure about the 'xxx for dummies' books, as i have recently found at
> my cost, they assume you really are dumb and the first half focuses more on
> background history, basic concept of whatever the book is about, and
> useless information, while the second half explanes only a few of the
> really basic concepts, taking 200+ pages to do it. (i am refering to Java
> for dummies, but the other books in this range i have looked at seem
> I am looking for a book that lets you 'get dirty' right from page 1, and by
> the finish makes you feel like you've actually learnt something you hadn't
> figured out for yourself.
> PS, I recently recived a spam mail (nothing unusual abou that!) but the
> signature text at the end was the same as the debian lists. Is this group
> moderated?, and if not, why not!
The volume makes it a pain I guess.
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