[GLLUG] Linux Beginner Book Quest

Marr marr@shianet.org
Sat, 30 Nov 2002 05:16:07 -0500

On Friday 29 November 2002 03:31pm, Nu Hertz wrote:
> Hello, I'm very new to Linux, and I'd like to find a resource (book)
> that will get everything from the GUI to the command line and teach
> me how to use it.

On Friday 29 November 2002 08:19pm, Michael T. Watters II wrote:
> Running Linux is an excellent book that every linux administrator
> should have.

I'll strongly second this opinion.

I have the 2nd Edition (Aug 1996, now superceded by the 3rd Edition) of 
'Running Linux' (by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, published by O'Reilly). While 
it doesn't get into tremendous depth on any single subject, it covers a wide 
variety of useful subjects, in a way that's almost ideal for someone new to 
Linux who wants to get a good overview but at a good level of technicality 
(i.e. it's not overly simplistic).

It covers both the command-line and GUI environments and a bunch of other 
things to boot (no pun intended!)....

Dig around at 'http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/' for more info (and probably a 
free sample chapter) if you're interested.

And of course there are always lots of people on this GLLUG mailing list who 
are happy to assist when you have specific problems.

Good luck and welcome to the Wonderful World of Linux!

Bill Marr