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    Cool Good unix/linux books?

    I picked up "Sam's Teach Yourself Linux in 24 hours Second Edition" and "Unix for Dummies" at the local library yesterday. Are these good books for learning the basics?
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    good unix sources...

    The Sams books are generally pretty good, they have lots of examples so you get some hands on experience, adn they explain things pretty well. The for dummies books are really only good for the basics. I generally don't like them, but since you got it from the library and it didn't cost you anything, no big deal.

    For more in depth material, consider getting a textbook from your local community college bookstore, or even taking some classes.

    Also, there's tons of online tutorials and places like lonestar.org where you can get a free unix shell and just hack around learning unix commands and features and stuff.

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    Linux Bible is an excellent resource that I found useful when I started using Linux.
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    I despise all dummies and the Teach Yourself series....I'm currently reading Using Red Hat Linux Special Edition (for 6.2) and I'm finding it quite good..............
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    Maximum Linux Security is a great resource it has over 1000 pages about securing linux
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    Originally posted by casper3699
    Maximum Linux Security is a great resource it has over 1000 pages about securing linux
    Yeah, but this guy's looking for a beginner's book.
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    Well, one book you should definately have Unix in a Nutshell by O'Reilly (the BEST unix command book around). Other ones I'd recommend:

    Running Linux (another O'Reilly)
    A Practical Guide to Unix System V by Sobell
    Unix System Administration Handbook (3rd Edition)

    I've also found Linux Administration: A beginner's guide, Solaris Administration: A Beginner's Guide and Red Hat Unleashed.
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