Suggested Reading, Please

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Suggested Reading, Please

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In the Newbie Hints section, a number of folks mention reading up on using Linux. A trip to the "big box" book store garnered a choice of four books on Linux. Our local online library catalog shows some items, too. But what do you suggest?

It's fairly easy to find info on setting up LinuxMint and others, but I'm looking for info on the next steps after the "top 30 or things to do after getting Linux", such as what to do with command lines and why. The why:?: is more important in this case.

What I'm requesting:

I'd like to have some links that I can :arrow: download for offline reading while traveling or during some off time during the holidays.

1) There were some suggestions of eBooks for download that I can't find any more. Suggestions for those are requested.

2) Suggested reading on topics that someone who's been using Linux for a couple months would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Suggested Reading, Please

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This should keep you busy for a while :D

http://www.onlineprogrammingbooks.com/linux/

One that I read a while ago is "Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide".

You can find it here in various format, the fifth down the list:

http://www.tldp.org/guides.html

On the same page there is also other stuff you may find useful.
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A bunch of links in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=219932#p1153214

and more here:
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=226615#p1195710

and here:
viewtopic.php?f=213&t=226161#p1192941

I particularly recommend "The Linux Command Line" by Shotts (free downloadable e-book):
http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

and if you want to get into more detail about other aspects of Linux Mint (which is based on Ubuntu)
"A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux" by Mark Sobell (4th edition):
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-pract ... 0133927313

so that should get you "started". :)
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then there the site from one of our Forum Members:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home
to peruse through, as well.
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This may be more than what you're looking for, but for your consideration, I've found "A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming" and "How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know" to be very educational for me.

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Re: Suggested Reading, Please

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Thanks for the links and suggestions.

Found this one interesting from a link above: http://write.flossmanuals.net/command-l ... roduction/

And this list of O'Reilly books seems to have many online: http://docstore.mik.ua/orelly/bookshelf.html
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