[kwlug-disc] Linux books in 2011

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 10:44:01 EDT 2011


The one I've used that I like the best is "A Practical Guide to Linux -
Commands, Editors and Shell Programming" by Sobell.  I also have
a Pocket Guide to Linux by O'Reilly Press which is useful.

Cheers, Oksana


On 24 March 2011 01:40, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> 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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