[kwlug-disc] Linux books in 2011

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Fri Mar 25 12:44:44 EDT 2011

And ... thanks to John K. ... a tiddlywiki installed to put all the 
excellent disparate bits of information kwlug presents into!

Oksana Goertzen wrote, On 03/25/2011 10:44 AM:
> 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.
> 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.

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