[CALUG] Best book to learn Linux with.
william.kelly.jr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 08:34:00 CDT 2006
its hard to pick up linux from a book, you really just need to install it
and break stuff.
On 8/2/06, Keith <pdragon at pdragon.net> wrote:
> When I was getting started with Linux just a few years ago, I found the
> internet much better than any books for learning the basics getting
> (I have an O'Reilly Safari account too, so I have LOTS of books
> "available"). The best site I found for starting out is The Linux
> Documentation Project (http://www.tldp.org), especially the Guides (
> http://www.tldp.org/guides.html). The "Introduction to Linux Hands on
> (http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/index.html) is perfect for
> started, then he can move on to the Administrator's Guide and from there
> of the other Guides or HowTo's for specific things he needs to learn.
> Once I got familiar with how *nix systems work in general, I took a crack
> "Linux from Scratch" (http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/) and built my own
> distribution. Not much else out there that can give you a more hands-on,
> indepth look at how a linux system works from the ground up. Even if a lot
> of what's going on is over his head (was for me the first time I did it
> it still gives you a good idea how every linux distro out there works
> After he gets through that stuff, then maybe it's time to look at some
> actual physical books, being a little more focused on specific things he
> need to know. No reason to spend any money yet with the good ol' internet
> around. :)
> On 8/2/06, Kelly Price <strredwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Once again.... yadda yadda yadda. Got a friend who's staring out,
> > because his father wants him to train everyone else for a convention.
> > What book do you recommend for the newbies?
> > --
> > Kelly "STrRedWolf" Price
> > http://strredwolf.furrynet.com
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