[kwlug-disc] Linux books in 2011

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sat Mar 26 19:12:31 EDT 2011

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On 2011-03-26 at 19:11:19  unsolicited wrote:
> 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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