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On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 23:07:38 -0400, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
> I highly recommend Mark Sobell's "A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux", (and,
> full-disclosure, not just because I reviewed part of the text) as a general
> Linux book. It's very well-written and full of good information.
> 
> However, others are right -- you really aren't going to ever become a Linux
> expert via books. You become an expert by _doing_.
> 
> --
> Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
> Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>
> 


Mitch Wiedemann <mc2 lightlink com>

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 19:38:55 -0400, Mitch Wiedemann <mc2 lightlink com> wrote:
> I was in the bookstore the other day and found a book entitled: "How
> Linux Works".  It seems to have a good overview of all of the different
> processes that go on between the time you flip the power switch and the
> login prompt.  Just the sort of thing I was looking for.
> 


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> Mitch Wiedemann
> mc² Computer Consulting
> mc2 lightlink com
> http://www.lightlink.com/mc2 


On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 09:30:46 +1000, Coghlan, Peter (Panels Oberon) 

<peter coghlan au chh com> wrote:
> Try www.gentoo.org == gentoo linux
> Select documentation
> I know its not red hat but I have learned heaps from this site
 

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 17:47:30 +0300, Andrey Andreev
<andreev cs helsinki fi> wrote:
> Figuring that you have the prerequisite understanding of how OSes work,
> etc. and some programming skills, you might want to look into some
> "advanced basics" book - I liked "Advanced Unix Programming" (2nd
> edition, the first is around 20 years old). It's a fun way to figure the
> "internals" of the OS, while giving you interesting tasks to play with.
> It also does not assume you got plenty of UNIX experience. A good
> knowledge of C is recommended, though. The book treats Linux in quite a
> detail, but tries to teach how to write portable code.
> 
> On the other hand, if you are interested in becoming an admin, I
> recommend that you mostly try to play with all kinds of things you find
> in Linux, search the web for good ideas how to do things (lots and lots
> of HOWTOs out there), and ask here, when you get stuck.
> 
> Good luck,
> 
> //Andro
> 
> --
> Andrey Andreev
> University of Helsinki
> Dept. of Computer Science

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 06:38:19 -0400, Clint Harshaw
<clint penguinsolutions org> wrote
> Running Linux, which is in its 4th edition, published by O'Reilly.
> 
> http://www.penguinsolutions.org/books/bookdetail.php?book_id=99
> 
> For certification needs, however, I'll have to defer to others on the list.
> 
> Clint


On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:34:21 +0100, Dave Cross <davorg gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 14:59:57 +0530, ashwin kesavan iyengar
> 
> O'Reilly's books are usually pretty good. Their Linux selection is
> listed at http://linux.oreilly.com/
> 
> I'd particularly recommend "Running Linux" and "Learning Red Hat
> Enterprise Linux & Fedora". And I wouldn't be without a copy of "Linux
> in a Nutshell".
> 
> Beyond that, there are more specialised books for various pieces of software.
> 
> Dave...

Hi,
     Thank u everybody for the good response. Now i hav a good idea of
books. I hav got myself (today) Running linux , Linux in nutshell,
Advanced Unix programing(this one from library) & others shortly. I do
accept that we learn by doing. I will b trying to learn a lot with the
guidance from books. Thanks for the responce.

with regards,
ashwin


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