The Linux 101 Required Reading List

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-10-23 Print this article Print

Opinion: Want to learn Linux? Here's the best books for penguin beginners.

So you want to learn Linux? The best way, the only really good way, is to get a distribution, load it on a computer and give it a try.

Any of the ones I mentioned recently at in "Whats the best Linux for beginners?" will do fine.
However, you may need or want to read some materials about Linux to get up to speed. My favorite book is one Ive mentioned often: Robin "Roblimo" Millers book: Point and Click Linux.
Another good book is Dee-Ann LeBlancs Linux for Dummies, 7th Edition. Unlike Millers book, which focuses on how to use one distribution, this is more of a general guide to no fewer than seven distributions, including Ubuntu. If Millers book is the blue plate special, then LeBlancs is a tasters selection of Linux delicacies. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: The Linux 101 Required Reading List Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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