I'm quite new to linux (i've ran ubuntu 9.10 to 10.10) for a while but never really done much other than a bit of office work, surfing the net, played the odd game, etc. I want to learn the inticacies of the OS as well as how to write scripts and maybe begin programming. I'm currently running LMDE 201109 on my laptop and it's running well. Can anyone recommend any good books for starters and more advanced features. My background is software support. In the past 15 + years i've had various jobs from supporting a large ERP system which ran on SCO Unix with C-ISAM databases and Windows environment running SQL server, i a qualified SQL Server DBA and currently work supporting a large financial application running on Windows and SQL / Oracle databases. Most of what i've learnt over the years has been self taught. I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty or put in the hard work. I also have a spare Dell poweredge 4600 server sitting in my shed just waiting to be installed and used (was being thrown in the skip at work but it works perfectly, just a bit old) I'd love to get it working with Linux and use it properly.
Thanks in advance and well done on a great forum.