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I'm looking for references where I can learn a little more about what makes linux tick, not so much the how to's but a general overview of the ideas/processes behind the OS. Coming from a windows systems administration background when something goes wrong I have a general idea of which direction to head to find the solution, with linux I'm still finding my way.

I find it easier to read from paper, so any books I should be looking into?

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  • atreyuatreyu Posts: 216
    dveus wrote:
    I'm looking for references where I can learn a little more about what makes linux tick, not so much the how to's but a general overview of the ideas/processes behind the OS. Coming from a windows systems administration background when something goes wrong I have a general idea of which direction to head to find the solution, with linux I'm still finding my way.

    I find it easier to read from paper, so any books I should be looking into?

    O'Reilly usually has great books on Linux - I used this one when I was starting out...
    http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596000257/
  • englessengless Posts: 11
    You could try the quiz here:

    http://www.engless.com/tech/linux/linux.php
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    I would like to second the recommendation of O'Reilly's "Linux In A Nutshell". Seems like every serious Linux user I know has a copy of this book. It is a great reference.
  • tw3aktw3ak Posts: 37
    hello,
    the "rute" web page is a book online. I've read several Linux User's guides and this is the easiest to understand with one exception. The bash shell script chapters.
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    OK, was looking through my bookmarks, and found this link. It's a Digg article that links back to linuxhaxor.net.

    10 Free Linux Ebooks For Beginners:

    http://digg.com/d1qp1N

    There are alternate links in the comments following the list.

    I know your looking for paper books, but can you really pass up free e-books?
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