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Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide

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Peachy

I've been reading a wonderful book published by Osborne written by Steven Graham and Steve Shah (ISBN 0-07-222562-9). This is one in their series of Essential Skills - Made Easy! books. I would consider this a good starting point for a Linux newbie. It gives a good overview of using Linux as a server and it highlights the differences and similarities between it and Windows 2000 Server. Even if you're not going to use it as a server OS, the first part of the book gives some easily understood chapters on basic console administration chores. What I really liked about the book is that it manages to give you quite a lot of information without being overly dry and technical about it. The authors have a sense of humour that makes reading the book quite enjoyable.

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peachy --Have you ever read Linux For Dummies? I've been thinking of buying that, but I don't know if it's any good.

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Peachy

Nope. I've browsed through it at the public library, but was not impressed with it. What I hate about Dummies series is I find that the chapters are not arranged in any logical or consistent way that makes sense. I wouldn't tell people not to buy it, because I wouldn't myself, but if they think it's worth their time and money, by all means. Having said that it's probably in your local library anyway and that would probably be the best place to check it out. (No pun intended! :D )

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I've been reading a wonderful book published by Osborne written by Steven Graham and Steve Shah (ISBN 0-07-222562-9). This is one in their series of Essential Skills - Made Easy! books. I would consider this a good starting point for a Linux newbie. It gives a good overview of using Linux as a server and it highlights the differences and similarities between it and Windows 2000 Server. Even if you're not going to use it as a server OS, the first part of the book gives some easily understood chapters on basic console administration chores. What I really liked about the book is that it manages to give you quite a lot of information without being overly dry and technical about it. The authors have a sense of humour that makes reading the book quite enjoyable.
Peachy,Could you give the name; the libraries in the O.V. are not conducive to those who wish to read many and varied titles. :D There is a WaldenBooks at the mall, that has a decent selection of PC related books. Thanks,

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Peachy

Actually, the title is in the topic line, but here it is:Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition

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Actually, the title is in the topic line, but here it is:Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition
Well, my eyes have already started to go, guess now starts the mind. :(

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Hope you don't mind me throwing in another book:Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands( from O"REILLY )You can read it on line aswell ! :D Bruno
The UNIX class I took in college used the UNIX in a Nutshell book (by O'Reilly)... It's been a big help getting me back into Linux!

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