[K12OSN] List of books

Mark Gumprecht gumprechtm at msln.net
Thu Oct 21 10:26:08 UTC 2004

Thanks for posting the books. For those following, here is the list.

--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).

--the books that have remained on the front of my shelf over the computer

"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

--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.

--Try safari.oreilly.com.  It is a great resource for all oreilly books and
texts from other publishers.  14.95 a month gets you 10 slots on your
"bookshelf".  I am a book hound and have seriously cut down on my

--I have found the IBM developer network tutorials very weel written too, 
the Linux LPI certification (101 parts 1 to 4 & 102 parts 1 to 4) 
tutorials are a good place to start. Its free, but you have to register 
to actually download, available in PDF or html.



--I've got one.  It's "UNIX System V Release 4: An Introduction", 
published by Osborne Press.  This is the main book that I used to learn 
GNU/Linux.  It takes you all the way through and shows you why things 
are done certain ways and then how to do them.  Many books just throw 
info at you and expect you to know why you might want or need to know 
that.  This book actually tells you, "This is why you might want to know 
this."  Highly recommended.

--The best one I have seen is:
Linux Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein

Doesn't talk much about X, just command administration of a system.

--A brand new book from Marcel Gagne called

   'Moving to the Linux Business Desktop'

Covers lots of things that are probably of interest to this list.
Including 2 chapters on LTSP.

Thanks again
Mark Gumprecht
Data Systems Specialist
Unity, Maine
gumprechtm at msln.net

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