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    linux books and learning

    People, as I am a scared convert to ubuntu and liking it very much I would like educate myself in the ways of the open source platform.

    I have been a network engineer almost completely immersed in Cisco and Juniper platforms for the past 15years. I have been using open source platform on and off for that time too - however, I have never found myself learning it completely.

    Are they books and online tutorials I can buy so I can learn Linux; Squid proxy, create Apache Web servers, Radius/TACACS servers and Open SQL DBs for basic autho? also, I must know how to completely navigate the CLI to create directories navigate to desired directories open them and edit with VI.

    I find the Dummies guide too basic and others too advanced... no middle ground.

    I would appreciate a few pointers please.

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    Re: linux books and learning

    There's a free ebook at this website that is great for learning the cli.

    http://www.linuxcommand.org/

    I don't have any other books to recommend though, sorry.

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    Re: linux books and learning

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_junky View Post
    People, as I am a scared convert to ubuntu and liking it very much I would like educate myself in the ways of the open source platform.

    I have been a network engineer almost completely immersed in Cisco and Juniper platforms for the past 15years. I have been using open source platform on and off for that time too - however, I have never found myself learning it completely.

    Are they books and online tutorials I can buy so I can learn Linux; Squid proxy, create Apache Web servers, Radius/TACACS servers and Open SQL DBs for basic autho? also, I must know how to completely navigate the CLI to create directories navigate to desired directories open them and edit with VI.

    I find the Dummies guide too basic and others too advanced... no middle ground.

    I would appreciate a few pointers please.
    These may be useful for you--
    http://tricksfind.blogspot.com/2010/...x-e-books.html

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    Re: linux books and learning

    Here's another one I found helpful:
    http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html

    You can download a free PDF version, or purchase a printed copy through the Amazon link provided there.

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    Re: linux books and learning

    Nice one, I'll give those a go.

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    Re: linux books and learning

    "Beginning Linux Programming" by Neil Matthew and Richard Stones from Wrox.
    www.wrox.com
    It's a hefty tome and actually covers some advanced stuff like writing drivers. I'm still on page 50 of 848

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    Re: linux books and learning

    You could also use Synaptic Package manager (or any other method you are happy with) to install rutebook.

    You can then access it in a browser at: file:///usr/share/doc/rutebook/html/index.html.

    Another worthwhile installation might be dwww, you'll then find an entry for 'Debian Document Browser' under Applications --> Accessories where you can easily access all installed documentaion.
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