Anyone have "Linux for Dummies" suggestions?
Ahem... No self respecting *nix geek or geek wanabee would have a "* Dummies" book on his/her desk.
True Believers use Nutshell books.
one for you.
(Edited to add the following:)
Of course, if you really want a great (but dated) grounding in the whys and wherefores of Unix, do get a copy of "The Unix Programming Environment", by Kernighan and Pike. This classic gives you a great foundation in understanding what Unix is all about, and its basic roots as a foundational system for *programming*. But don't be scared by that word - programming in some fashion is something that everyone who touches a general purpose computer should be able to do. Unix empowers average users with tools that allow the user to truly program the environment, without all that much complexity. Windoze, on the other hand, makes it nearly impossible for you to achieve what, really, is rather simple; and as a result, most people today fear computers, because Windoze makes computers nearly incomprehensible.
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