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April 24th, 2012, 05:44 PM
Hello fellow Ubuntu users! In the several past years I frequently visited this forum but never made an account, so as you can see (beans) will this be my first thread!

I have stumbled the last several months over the internet with the same question and I never really could find the answer. Because of my great interest in computers I want to learn almost everything about it (who wouldn’t?). But I really don't like surfing the web all day so I'm searching for some well written books and some that will prepare me for University.

I have already read some good books, examples of these books:
- C ++, PHP, ruby, HTML, JS etc (languages)
- Algorithm and data structures
- Networks

But, I want to have books that cover almost everything about computers. From the most beginning (hardware) to the rest.
For example I found a good book about mostly every computer algorithm (The Art of Programming vol 1-4) from Dr. Donald E. Knuth. But I want more of these kind of collections!

Does anybody have some recommendations? Thanks in advance! :D

April 28th, 2012, 04:03 PM
If you want to learn Java the Java Tutorials are excellent.


If that alone doesn't do it for you, you could always pick up a copy of Big Java by Cay Horstmann. I think the current edition is the 4th.