[K12OSN] books (off topic maybe)

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Fri Oct 15 13:39:01 UTC 2004

On Friday 15 Oct 2004 12:51 pm, Mark Gumprecht wrote:
> I, for one, am new to linux and basically have enough knowledge to be
> dangerous. I've jumped in by using only linux on my work machine, no
> matter how long it takes to figure it out. Are there any really good
> books to help out newbies? I have checked out many, but they seem to be
> either to general or to in depth. Can the masters of this list suggest
> books that would better the community's knowledge?

A general linux book is a jolly fine investment, the fatter the better.
I have The Complete Reference: Linux Fourth Edition by Richard Peterson 
published by Osborne ISBN 0-07-212940-9, which covers RH7 (amongst others) 
and includes in it a RH7 CD (only one though).  You could have trouble 
getting a copy, as I suspect it is now out of print.  Computer books never 
hang around for long; of course he may have written a new edition.  I've 
found this book very useful; I wish we had a similar textbook when I first 
started in Unix back in 1990, rather than having to rely on the man command. 
A very good website is The Linux Documentation Project at http://www.tldp.org/  
The magazine Linux Format sometimes has a complete mirror on the cover DVD.
Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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