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Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« on: March 07, 2010, 01:13:35 am »
I've been asked if I know of any good Ubuntu specific, or generic Linux books or text that might be of use to someone who is proficient on M$ Windows but fairly new to the Linux world and wants some instructive text on the 'inner workings' of Linux and how to advance his knowledge and skills.

So far I've found these

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference
which is a free PDF download, can be found here:
http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/download/ubuntupocketguide-v1-1.zip

and an old 2007 version of the Official Ubuntu Book
which is a free PDF download, can be found here
http://www.zareason.com/ubuntubook/The%20Official%20Ubuntu%20Book%20pdf.zip
(Originally available from the Ubuntu Docteam) found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-493780.html

[EDIT]
Getting started with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
http://ubuntugeek.tradepub.com/?p=w_ubun01&w=d&u=0800422202011278459407&e=bWFya0BwY25ldHNwZWMuY28udWs=
or
http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

[EDIT-2]
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition (online)
or Download it in html format... unpack it, then open the index.html file in a browser.

[EDIT-3]
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide - by Machtelt Garrels (PDF)
or
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide - by Machtelt Garrels (HTML)

[EDIT-4]
Getting started with Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

[EDIT-5]
There's a good online book for learning the Linux command line here:
http://linuxcommand.org/
(thanks for that one salparadise)

But I would appreciate any other suggestions, free or commercial, online or printed, but they must be legal.

Please make sure any links you post are 'legal'... Thank you.
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Re: Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 06:26:49 am »
I know the post is quite an old one but here is a link to the Linux Mint guide. you just click on read then when it opens up,save a copy to your hard drive.Cheers Kenny

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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Re: Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 12:16:30 am »
These will come in handy :)

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Re: Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 08:40:11 pm »
New addition in the above link... Getting started with Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
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Re: Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 08:27:03 pm »
New addition to top posting...

Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition (online)
or Download it in html format... unpack it, then open the index.html file in a browser.
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Re: Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2010, 09:10:52 am »
Thanks Mark.....excellent.

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Re: Ubuntu and/or Generic Linux books or text (?)
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 10:49:03 am »
Debian Handbook (496 pages) .. here:
http://debian-handbook.info/get/now/

You can download it free (or give a donation) in these formats:-
PDF - 26MB
EPUB - 22MB
Mobipocket - 5MB

You can also Browse it online.

Or you can buy a paperback version

Here's what the "About" page says:-

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About the book

Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independent Debian GNU/Linux administrator.

It covers all the topics that a competent Linux administrator should master, from the installation and the update of the system, up to the creation of packages and the compilation of the kernel, but also monitoring, backup and migration, without forgetting advanced topics like SELinux setup to secure services, automated installations, or virtualization with Xen, KVM or LXC.
Structure of the book

The first half of the book covers topics relevant for any Debian user:

    how the Debian project works and the various distributions that it offers;
    how to effectively use the packaging system and the associated tools (dpkg, APT, …);
    how to install Debian with debian-installer;
    how to find the required documentation/help;
    how to setup new services;
    how to solve the problems that you might encounter;

The second half of the book concerns system administrators who have to setup and manage a Debian server, or a large set of desktop machines. You’ll learn:

    how to configure all the most common services (Apache, Postfix, OpenLDAP, Samba, NFS, …)
    how to setup virtual machines with KVM/Xen/LXC
    how to secure your server
    how to automatize installations with FAI/d-i/simple-cdd
    how to manage your storage with LVM and RAID
    etc.


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