Linux Basics Suggested Reading

Can anyone suggest some basic material that I could read to get a better handle on linux? Or maybe a youtube video or what not? Anything is good.

I would like to better understand the logic and design behind the OS. Figure that would be a good start. Or would it be better to grab some reading on terminal commands? Im not sure so just throw some stuff at me please(not literally) :stuck_out_tongue:

http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz

there is so much available i hardly know where to begin, these are
mostly generic and applicable to all distros. These three will give
you several days of reading :wink:

Free E-Books http://tinyurl.com/r3wrcr/
Linux Documentation Project http://tldp.org/index.html
specialized search http://www.google.com/linux :slight_smile:

and, then there are just loads of info specific to openSUSE available
via http://en.opensuse.org/Documentation and/or
http://www.novell.com/documentation/opensuse.html


natural_pilot

If you wanted print form, there are hundreds of books available. And you don’t even have to get something new either.

When I took a Unix Operating Systems class 2.5 years ago, we used a book that was then 6 years old. The book taught the basics really well, and I was actually surprised I was still able to use and apply a lot of the stuff on brand-new distros. I still use it as a reference, and I’m teaching my GF out of it. Since its such an old text book, I think the asking price is around USD $1 or so.

So even in printed form, basic materials could be had for a couple dollars (or free if you know where to look :wink: )

Another good option is to browse through the man pages at the command line.

Dimzamatic wrote:

>
> Can anyone suggest some basic material that I could read to get a
> better handle on linux? Or maybe a youtube video or what not?
> Anything is good.
>
>
> I would like to better understand the logic and design behind the
> OS. Figure that would be a good start. Or would it be better to grab
> some reading on terminal commands? Im not sure so just throw some
> stuff at me please(not literally) :stuck_out_tongue:
>
>
The linux documentation project http://tldp.org/guides.html has a
great document called “Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide” It
was last updated in June 2008. Hope this helps.

Eric