Free Linux Books
There’s always room for one more book on the shelf
Iwas looking for a specific book on Linux commands the other day, as a kind of re-learning and getting back to the CLI after I realised I had been spending far too much time using the GUI way of navigating and controlling Linux. After some Googling, I was quite surprised as to how many free books or eBooks, if you will, are available for Linux. Naturally, there are loads for other systems, programs and whatnots, but since it was Linux I was searching for they were the ones that cropped up. Getting Started Guide to Linux Stefan Neagu ( goo.gl/5sXRQN) Make Use Of often has some decent guides on its site, one of which is this handy getting started guide. Admittedly, it’s looking a little old these days and tends to deal in distros that have since been updated many times over, but the core essentials are there regarding how to get a distro, burn it to disc or write to USB and how to install it. If you’re a beginner, then this is still quite a useful resource that's worth a look. Advanced Linux Programming CodeSourcery LLC ( goo.gl/BkIj0T) As the title suggests, this is a more advanced look at developing within a Linux environment. If you already know C, and can find your way around Linux then I imagine this would be a great reference to have at hand. If you’re just starting out, however, then there’s enough in here to keep you busy for weeks on end.
Needless to say these are just the tip of the iceberg, there are hundreds more out there waiting to be read and absorbed by hungry minds.
All of this makes me wonder what else is out there – and what reading material you would recommend to someone who’s starting out in Linux, or who is after something a little more specific to reference.
True enough, it’s easy to simply Google a question, but more often than not you’ll get an overinflated answer or something completely wrong. That’s where a good book comes in to its own and can help guide you to the path of enlightenment. Or so we think, anyway.
More often than not you’ll get an over-inflated answer or