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Re: Debian books

On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 08:14:25AM -0400, alex wrote:
> Can someone tell me what they consider to be a good up to date Debian
> book for a beginner, one that doesn't assume that the reader has a
> background in Unix or DOS?  Is there such a book?

I wouldn't worry about getting a Debian-specific book.  For beginning
material, most distros are quite similar.  I'd recommend O'Reilly's
_Running_Linux_ as a book for Linux beginners.  It does point out the
small variations among distros, including Debian.

Then, for Debian info regarding installation, the packaging system,
and FAQs, check out debian.org.  You should find enough info to get
you started.

> Where are the books about Debian?  I found dozens of up to date books
> for RedHat and just one out of date book for Debian (O'Reilly) in the 4
> large bookstores that I visited.  It's not that the Debian books were
> sold out, there just don't to be many published.

This is true.  There is a new book targeted at 2.2r2 named
_Debian/GNU_Linux_Bible_, but I don't know if it's any good.

Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.com>

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