Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2006 22:22 UTC, submitted by letsrock
Linux "Linux is not Windows, and although there are some similarities, you must realize that there may be a few 'new ways of doing things' to learn before you can be comfortable in Linux. Linux is an open-source clone of UNIX, a secure operating system that predates DOS and Windows and is designed for multiple users. The items in the following list generally apply to any UNIX-based *nix system, such as Linux and the various BSD's. For the purposes of this article, assume that it's all Linux."
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People would be better off
by microshag on Sat 7th Jan 2006 00:09 UTC
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2005-11-30

Reading Unix for Dummies. It's a really good introduction to the *Nix world for beginners.

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RE: People would be better off
by Sphinx on Sat 7th Jan 2006 06:00 in reply to "People would be better off"
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2005-07-09

Dude go to the well, "The UNIX Programming Environment", by Brian W. Kernighan and Robert Pike.

Note from the publisher:
Designed for first-time and experienced users, this book describes the UNIX programming environment and philosophy in detail. Readers will gain an understanding not only of how to use the system, its components, and the programs, but also how these fit into the total environment.

One of the greatest reads of all time.

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