[K12OSN] books (off topic maybe)

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Fri Oct 15 14:45:34 UTC 2004

Marcel Gagne has written a few books that I think are pretty good.  His "Linux 
System Administration" is a decent general purpose book. He's got a new one 
out--I forget the title--that seems to be getting decent reviews. OTOH, I own at 
least 20 O'Reilly books, and more than that in non-O'Reilly books because I've 
rarely found one book on a subject that covers everything I want.


Access Systems wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Martin Woolley wrote:
>>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
>>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
> this book is so far over the head of the average newbie as to be more
> confusing than it is worth.  I think I am in the same position and have
> searched high and low, and spent hundreds of dollars on worthless books,
> they are either too basic (linux for dummies) or like the "Complete
> Reference so over the head of the mid line user.
> the bookss that have remained on the front of my shelf over the computer
> are
> "linux Power Tools" Roderick Smith  publish by Sybex
>  .  still advanced but the step by step instructions are followable even
> if you don't understand what your doing.
> an oldie but still a goodie
> "Red Hat Linux, fast and easy"  C & C Witherspoon  pub  by Prima tech
> now a good book but it only covers using the K desktop is
> "Linux in the Workplace"  Linux Journal Press, pub by No Starch
> now for open office org
> "OpenOffice.org Resource kit" is the kind of book I would like to see for
> all of linux, it is complete and fairly comprehensive without being over
> your head, but it only covers Open Office
> good luck I am still looking for that book for the rest of us too.
> Bob
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