[kwlug-disc] Linux books in 2011

kelsh at sentex.net kelsh at sentex.net
Thu Mar 24 20:59:44 EDT 2011

I highly recommend the Ubuntu Linux Toolbox by Christopher Negus and Francois
Caen. It covers basic installation, installing extra software, wireless etc. for
newcomers and has more advanced topics for experienced folks. Each topic gives
clear, step by step examples. It is available from Amazon.ca.

Quoting Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>:

> 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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