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danbuter
September 13th, 2008, 09:20 PM
I'd like to pick up a good reference book on linux, especially something up to date. I was thinking of getting Sobell's Linux Commands book, or maybe Linux in a Nutshell (though that is already old). Any recommendations?

WorldTripping
September 13th, 2008, 09:31 PM
I bought he 'Linux in a Nutshell' book when I first started using Ubuntu, as I have a lot of the 'Nutshell' books. To be honest though, I've learnt more from reading / asking questions in this forum.

AndyCooll
September 13th, 2008, 09:34 PM
There are lots of threads suggesting books, here's one for starters: Any good, in-depth and up to date books for Ubuntu? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=913766)

:cool:

jimi_hendrix
September 13th, 2008, 09:36 PM
I'd like to pick up a good reference book on linux, especially something up to date. I was thinking of getting Sobell's Linux Commands book, or maybe Linux in a Nutshell (though that is already old). Any recommendations?

last time i was in a computer book section in borders i found ubuntu for idiots...i was flipping through it and it seemed to be for for windows people just crossing over but it might be worth a look

starcannon
September 13th, 2008, 09:38 PM
I like The Linux Bible as well as Linux in a Nutshell

lukjad007
September 13th, 2008, 09:42 PM
While I will admit that books are my preferred method of learning, I find that for some things, like OSes that upgrade every 4-8 months and update weekly with new games, patches, programs, etc. I find it (more) useful to use the Internet for knowledge. I just happen to have created a bunch of links recently and will post them here for your consideration.

Here are a few links that I found useful:


Howto: Set up Hardy for speed, v1.0 (http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/howto-set-up-hardy-for-speed/)

Illustrated Dual Boot Site (http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/)

Install CD Customization (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization)

Live CD Customization (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization)

Mounting Windows Partitions Third Party NTFS3G (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MountingWindowsPartitions/ThirdPartyNTFS3G)

The (Other) Ubuntu forums (http://theubuntuforums.org/)


Psychocats.net (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/) (I highly recommend this site)


USB Installation Images (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USBInstallationImages)

Is Ubuntu for You? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=63315)

Debian Admin (http://www.debianadmin.com/)

How to Dual Boot when (Fill in the blank) is preinstalled (http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=19902)

FOSSwire (http://fosswire.com/)

How to block internet advertisements, banners and spyware in Linux (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=110440)

Howto Create your own Ubuntu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=869659)

How to Get Help (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToGetHelp)

How to reset your password in Ubuntu (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/resetpassword)

Less is more: the hidden treasure of less command (http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/less-is-more-the-hidden-treasure-of-less-command.html)

Lightweight Linux (http://lightlinux.blogspot.com/)

(Linux is Not Windows) (http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm)

Open MS-Word and MS-PowerPoint file under Linux/UNIX (http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/open-ms-word-and-ms-powerpoint-file-under-linuxunix/)

Security on Ubuntu (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/security#recoveryrisk)

Super Grub Disk (http://www.supergrubdisk.org/index.php)

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux (http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html)

The Ubuntu Guide (http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Hardy)

Ubuntu Tips (beta) (http://www.ubuntutips.net/)

A bunch of links to different tips on Ubuntu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=863575)

Linux Distribution Chooser (http://www.zegeniestudios.net/ldc/index.php)

Ubuntu Security (Very interesting!) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=765421)

SunnyRabbiera
September 13th, 2008, 09:42 PM
with linux books are becomming useless as linux is always changing.

AndyCooll
September 13th, 2008, 10:09 PM
I like The Linux Bible as well as Linux in a Nutshell
As indeed you said in that thread I quoted above. And in that thread I responded in agreement, and I'll do so here again!

:cool:

danbuter
September 14th, 2008, 02:41 AM
There are lots of threads suggesting books, here's one for starters: Any good, in-depth and up to date books for Ubuntu? (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=913766)

:cool:

Huh, I even Searched for books on the forums so I wouldn't repeat. Ah well.