View Full Version : [ubuntu] Info/Books On Learning Ubuntu/Linux?

November 3rd, 2011, 12:24 AM
Recently, in the past few months I've dropped the bloated Windows os and switched to ubuntu. It's like another world, I am absolutely loving the freedom of it, not having to remove malware or viruses, the speed of it....... But I'm still a beginner and I want to learn more on this amazing open source software, because I'm here for life and will never go back to MS.... My question is, are there any good books out there to learn about it? Is there a decent book for learning Ubuntu/linux, or are there online resources that are just as useful and informative? I just want to become more knowledgeable with what is now my primary OS so that I can take full advantage of it. I'm clueless on typing in commands in Terminal, I just come here for info and read online. Any info would be appreciated! THANKS!

November 3rd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Welcome to the free world :-)

http://ubuntu-manual.org/ is good, also for releases after 10.10

November 3rd, 2011, 12:59 AM
A few more links. I purchased one book just to have a hard copy. It now has many pages added, and lots of notes in the margins. But now most of my info is on-line. Hang out in forums. See a question, look at solved posts. Try most of the suggested commands but check for one's that may cause problems.


Beginners guide:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=790485 (Newbie 101)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=714338 (Newbie Terminal Intro)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=73885 (Terminal for Beginners)

November 3rd, 2011, 03:01 AM
When I first started using Ubuntu, I bought a couple of books, but they quickly become outdated.

I have learned more from lurking here in this forum and trying various thing that I read about than anywhere else.

That said, here are a few of my favorite sites:

There is also an on-line Ubuntu magazine located here:

Have fun and welcome to the wonderful world of Open Source.