[kwlug-disc] Linux books in 2011
liberosec at yahoo.ca
Thu Mar 24 12:08:48 EDT 2011
There's a ton of online material that he can download, for example for PDFs:
Those three alone are over 700 pages so he won't get bored.
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> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
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> Subject: [kwlug-disc] Linux books in 2011
> I am helping somebody who is new to Linux. He is going to be moving
> to a land where Internet access is spotty, but he wants to become
> comfortable with his Ubuntu system (including administration) while he
> is there. He asked me to recommend some books to him.
> I always struggle with this question. I have not yet found a good book
> for new Linux users that gets into the nontrivial practical advice
> that is useful for taking care of a desktop Linux system.
> I would imagine such a book would contain:
> - Some information about becoming root
> - Some information about editing files on the command line
> - Some information about navigating the command line
> - Some information about "where to find things" on an Ubuntu system
> - Some information about how to get around in the GUI
> It would be well-written, easy for beginners to start following, and
> helpful for getting over the learning curve.
> Any suggestions? I think "books" can consist of dead tree materials or
> stuff he can download and read offline.
> - Paul
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