Monday, March 8, 2010

Free Ebooks: 7 Great Ebooks to Help You on Your Linux Journey

A complete guide to using Linux, taking you from beginner level  to an intermediate user with ease. It will show you how to install Linux, navigate around the desktop, use common software, add more programs and fix any problems you may encounter.  It's based around a slightly older version of Ubuntu Linux so there may  be some minor differences with newer releases, but you can always download  the latest version from or get a CD sent by post at

This hands-on guide will teach you everything right from logging in, basic file management, backup techniques up to the basics of networking. It is what you need if you are having difficulty figuring out how to get to that resume file you saved just now. The guide explains  the Linux file structure and introduces you to the basic commands and text editors as well.
A 160-page book geared towards people who are competent with using Windows, who have never attempted to use Linux but are interested in giving it a try.

A comprehensive 170-page ebook that will get you started with Ubuntu. Ubuntu is one of the most popular distributions, new users look up to when trying out Linux. This guide takes you from installing and configuring Ubuntu to adding and managing software and securing your system.

This guide is for anyone who is interested to learn about the tools (also known as commands) available to them when using their GNU/Linux based operating system. Why would you want to learn how to use the command-line (and available tools)? The Command Line-Interface (CLI), while difficult to learn, is the quickest and most efficient way to use a computer for many different tasks. The CLI is the normal method of use for most UNIX system administrators, programmers and some power users. While a GUI is better suited to some tasks, many operations are best suited to the CLI. Download this guide and learn how to use the command line in Linux to your advantage.

This one is not for the faint-of-heart! There is enough Linux juice in this book to keep even the intermediate to advanced users interested. The book begins humbly by presenting the basic commands and tools, however before you know it, you are learning everything from regular expressions to shell scripting to C programming to networking.

A must-have for every administrator that wants to learn about Gnu/Linux Networking. Beginners and experienced users alike should find the information they need to cover nearly all important administration activities required to manage a Linux network configuration.

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