I'll be installing Linux (RedHat 5.1) for the first time, and I'm
looking for a decent book on running Linux. I've been using one Unix shell
or another for about five years (school, ISP), so I'm ok from the "user"
standpoint, and the installation guide (plus a mailing list, HOWTOs, and
usenet) should be enough to help me get it installed, but after that, I'd
be at a loss, so a book would be helpful. I only saw two at my local
bookstore; Linux in a Nutshell (or was it Unix in a Nutshell?), which
seems to be just a biiig list of commands, nothing I couldn't figure out
from the man pages, and Linux for Dummies, which looked like a decent
book. Can I do better than that? Something that would tell me "If you
wanna do this, you have to do this and this," "Doing this is a bad idea
because yaddayadda..." That kind of thing. I checked the book listing at
linux.org, and well, they all look the same from their descriptions.
I'll be using the machine as a stand-alone box for the most part, but I'll
have it on the net for a few hours a day, and would like to have a few
users, and eventually learn sysadmin-type stuff. Can someone recommend a
good guide, maybe something that would cover the basics, and touch on the
more complex stuff? I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
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