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#1 cat1092

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:55 PM

This topic is for posting Linux Guides & e-books only. LibreOffice Guides & e-books are also permitted. PDF format is fine. 

 

If you have any links to Free Linux & LibreOffice e-books, preferably as recent as possible, post them here to share, so that we have as many as possible for learning. 

 

Note that some of the ones linked has the option to purchase hard copy, but also has link for Free e-book. No torrent or illegal links permitted & will be removed, some authors (rightfully) wants to be paid for their hard work & we must respect that. 

 

I'll begin with the first ones. 

 

Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition (2014) 

 

http://it-ebooks.info/book/3613/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IT-eBooks+%28Free+Download+IT+eBooks%29

 

Linux Mint Essentials (2014)

 

http://it-ebooks.info/book/3554/

 

Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook (2010)

 

http://sferon.dlinkddns.com/Pub/%D0%9B%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%83%D1%80%D0%B0/Evi%20Nemeth,%20Garth%20Snyder,%20Trent%20R.%20Hein%20-%20UNIX%20and%20Linux%20System%20Administration%20Handbook,%204th%20Edition%20-%202010.pdf

 

A Practical Guide To Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, 2nd Edition (2010) Has been replaced with 3rd version, but isn't a Free option at the moment. Should one become available, I'll post it, or someone else may. 

 

http://www.aem.umn.edu/~aem3100/spring2013/Prentice_Hall_A_Practical_Guide_to_Linux_Commands_Editors_and_Shell_Programming_2nd.pdf

 

Feel free to add to the list, education is empowerment. Linux isn't for a special few, many versions are 100% Free for everyone. The first two shows that quite well. 

 

And enjoy reading!  :)

 

EDIT: Corrected dead link to the last on the list. Thanks to camplate for making me aware. :)

 

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

Learn Bash.pdf
http://database.sarang.net/study/bash/bash.pdf
 
Bash Reference Manual
http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html

Advanced Bash Scripting Guide.
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

The ultimate guide to Linux for Windows users.
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ultimate-linux-guide-for-windows-users.html

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:37 AM

Thanks for the guides, Nick!  :thumbup2:

 

Haven't got to the top three yet, but the last one is very interesting. One of the things I like that it covers is the fact that one should know how to install Windows first, this would cover one's backside should troubles arise. And the idea of first testing Linux in a virtual machine, provided the computer is powerful enough. 

 

Keep them coming! :guitar:

 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:36 AM

The Art of Memory Forensics - Detecting Memory Threats

 

Though this applies to Windows, Linux & Mac OS's, there's still some good reading here on Linux Security, beginning on Page 575. 

 

http://it-ebooks.info/book/3634/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IT-eBooks+%28Free+Download+IT+eBooks%29

 

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 03:28 AM

The listed eBooks are not excerpt or free samples but complete eBooks.

Linux eBooks Library and other useful IT eBooks (For Free)

 

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 11:39 AM

Thanks guys I downloaded a bunch of these books in case they are not available in the future.


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:43 AM

pcpunk, feel free to share them by posting links to what you found.  :)

 

That's what this Topic is about, is to gather as much information possible for Linux users, so that we all can benefit. 

 

We need knowledge, regardless of how much or how little, or even the age.  :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:38 PM

Ubuntu 14.04 manual with lots of pics:

http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

 

 

http://ubuntu-manual.org/


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 03:12 AM


 

A Practical Guide To Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, 2nd Edition (2010) Has been replaced with 3rd version, but isn't a Free option at the moment. Should one become available, I'll post it, or someone else may. 

 

http://fausto.dynamic.ucsd.edu/sonia/group/data/A-Practical-Guide-to-Linux-Commands-Editors-and-Shell-Programming-2nd-Edition.pdf

 

Feel free to add to the list, education is empowerment. Linux isn't for a special few, many versions are 100% Free for everyone. The first two shows that quite well. 

 

And enjoy reading!  :)

 

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It would be interesting to hear what anyone who has read any of the books posted in this thread thinks of them.

 

I particularly like this one, as it caters for novices by starting with the basics. Unlike many other books and manuals I have seen, it also includes plenty of practical examples.

 

It is mostly about using the command line, which is exactly what I was looking for.

 

The hardest thing I find regarding learning how to use various commands, is remembering what I've learned. I've read around 250 pages of the above book, but remember only a fraction of it. So I have now started to take my time revising what I've already read, and reckon I'll have to spend more time practising the commands than reading about how to use them, to have any hope of remembering them.

 

Even though the book begins with the basics, it gets more complex as you go on and eventually gets into some pretty advanced looking stuff, so it doesn't look like I'm going to be finished it any time soon.



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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:03 AM

Al, there's been a few to read these, of course you're one, there's been others also. cmptrgy has done some reading, but as of late, hasn't been back. Though I understand that he works with around 200 people, assisting them with their computing needs, What a load to carry & attempt learning Linux also. 

 

Some are complex, while others are less so. The sources seem credible, and that's why I started the Topic, so that anyone with links to e-books can share for all to read. Knowledge is power, and we all can learn what we need, if the material is there, 

 

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 11:44 AM

Al1000's quote: The hardest thing I find regarding learning how to use various commands, is remembering what I've learned. I've read around 250 pages of the above book, but remember only a fraction of it. So I have now started to take my time revising what I've already read, and reckon I'll have to spend more time practising the commands than reading about how to use them, to have any hope of remembering them.

 

Even though the book begins with the basics, it gets more complex as you go on and eventually gets into some pretty advanced looking stuff, so it doesn't look like I'm going to be finished it any time soon.

 

This is what I am finding also, I do not spend much time reading this stuff  for this reason...I am trying to just learn it as I need it as can be seen in some of my threads.  The biggest struggle for me is finding a command when I need it? and clear instructions on how to use it.  Isn't there a good site that one can just go to and do a search for a command?  My issue always is all the info is so spread around the www. and I cannot remember where to find it all.


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

 


 

A Practical Guide To Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, 2nd Edition (2010) Has been replaced with 3rd version, but isn't a Free option at the moment. Should one become available, I'll post it, or someone else may. 

 

http://fausto.dynamic.ucsd.edu/sonia/group/data/A-Practical-Guide-to-Linux-Commands-Editors-and-Shell-Programming-2nd-Edition.pdf

 

Feel free to add to the list, education is empowerment. Linux isn't for a special few, many versions are 100% Free for everyone. The first two shows that quite well. 

 

And enjoy reading!  :)

 

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It would be interesting to hear what anyone who has read any of the books posted in this thread thinks of them.

 

I particularly like this one, as it caters for novices by starting with the basics. Unlike many other books and manuals I have seen, it also includes plenty of practical examples.

 

It is mostly about using the command line, which is exactly what I was looking for.

 

The hardest thing I find regarding learning how to use various commands, is remembering what I've learned. I've read around 250 pages of the above book, but remember only a fraction of it. So I have now started to take my time revising what I've already read, and reckon I'll have to spend more time practising the commands than reading about how to use them, to have any hope of remembering them.

 

Even though the book begins with the basics, it gets more complex as you go on and eventually gets into some pretty advanced looking stuff, so it doesn't look like I'm going to be finished it any time soon.

 

 

I have read A Practical Guide To Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming and thought it was a good entry-level book. However, you will only make good use of it by actually practicing the topics it covers. I personally do find this text to be a little on the basic side, but I have successfully used the book to teach an "introduction to Linux" course to Jr. Administrators coming from a (mostly) Windows background.

 

I used Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook as a textbook in college and I still think it is one of the BEST books on the subject. Honestly, I still use this book as an on-the-job reference sometimes.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:33 AM

 

 

The biggest struggle for me is finding a command when I need it? and clear instructions on how to use it. 

Google is one of the best friends you can have.  :)

 

Most all of the Terminal entries I've had to do were when in need, and a Google search of the issue was always my "go to" place to start. What to look for is consistency. Don't take the first site's word for it, if the code isn't seen again in that search, then search the command with Google, and all sorts of information is at your disposal for what that command is for. 

 

Normally, there will be clear instructions on how to use these codes, when found. It's important, if you don't already have these, to have the applications gksu & leafpad installed, sometimes these are needed to finish the job. How to get it? Open a Terminal & copy/paste (w/out the quotes): "sudo apt-get install gksu leafpad". 

 

Source:

 

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-mate-first#TOC-Migrate-your-e-mail-from-Outlook-Express-in-Windows-to-Linux-Mint

 

These type of articles are of great assistance to the daily Linux user, and no, it doesn't take with with a computer science degree (though this helps if one's looking for employment), to maintain our home computers. I credit Nick for this article, as he pointed it out to me a few months back & I bookmarked it. 

 

And speaking of that, one should always bookmark solutions that provides assistance, because if a reinstall is needed, the code will be needed again. 

 

I would like to suggest the library, but around here is very little, if any Linux material. Though the shelves are loaded with MS Windows & Office junk of 15-20 years back. Really, who's using Windows 3.11 any longer? Maybe a few are, but 30+ books on it & no Linux material? Come on, we know that MS gives such places Windows software to run (so would many Linux distros w/out the restrictive EULA's), but at the same time, the library is for the public, to learn. I hope this situation is better in other areas. 

 

Finally, there's something else to keep on hand, and that's a 50 cent composition book (4 for $1 at back to school sales) & pens/pencils. Keeping notes is still in wide use & will never totally go out of style. 

 

Hope this of some assistance.  :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:06 AM

For Linux stuff DuckDuckGo is better.

 



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:38 AM

 

 

 

The biggest struggle for me is finding a command when I need it? and clear instructions on how to use it. 

Google is one of the best friends you can have.  :)

 

Normally, there will be clear instructions on how to use these codes, when found. It's important, if you don't already have these, to have the applications gksu & leafpad installed, sometimes these are needed to finish the job. How to get it? Open a Terminal & copy/paste (w/out the quotes): "sudo apt-get install gksu leafpad". 

 

Source:

 

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/mint-mate-first#TOC-Migrate-your-e-mail-from-Outlook-Express-in-Windows-to-Linux-Mint

 

Hope this of some assistance.  :thumbup2:

 

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That's funny you mentioned that site cat, as this is what I used to edit my psensor files.  I knew it to be a good resource and it was, love that site!


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