[ILUG] Best General Purpose Book on Linux
philb at vodafone.ie
Fri Jan 30 13:21:40 GMT 2009
Owen Brady wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jan 2009, David Howe wrote:
>> I just wanted to poll the list on which Linux manuals or instructional
>> books that they have found particularly good.
>> I have found "Linux Cookbook" (O'Reilly ISBN 0-596-00640-3) to be useful
>> in the past but it does lack in some departments. It provide quick fixes
>> but does not go into too much depth.
> As a Linux user most of the time, this book gets a huge ++ from me
> Can't recommend it enough.
I just want to second that recommendation, the Power Tools book is
basically a very large collection of well written articles, each one
being quite self contained. The size of the book is due to the fact that
there's loads of information in there, quite a rare thing in IT books (I
usually assume the quality of an IT book is related to the inverse
square of the number of pages:)
One slight caveat though, it's called Power Tools for a reason. It's
aimed at someone who can use Unix but needs to expand their knowledge
much as you'd expect a "Windows Power Tools" to do.
As an aside, the other big exception to my inverse square law is
Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment. I have to admit, I've
never actually *needed* it but I like knowing it's there:)
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