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A forum for books?

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:00 am
by Copperhead
Since this is a relatively small community here, I was wondering if Void would be interested in starting a new forum strictly for Linux related books. I am sure that we all have our own shelves just full of gems, but I think it would be pretty cool if we could all pool our resources, and provide each other with some feedback on books that we used, and purchased. It is one thing to go to amazon.com and read the reviews, but that is like taking a sales pitch from the guy selling you the bait at the bait shop.

Just an idea....

Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:49 am
by Void Main
I haven't bought a book in a long time. Not sure if we need another forum for it but you could keep adding to this thread for now, unless it looks like we'll need one.

Re: A forum for books?

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:43 pm
by Master of Reality
Copperhead wrote:Since this is a relatively small community here, I was wondering if Void would be interested in starting a new forum strictly for Linux related books. I am sure that we all have our own shelves just full of gems, but I think it would be pretty cool if we could all pool our resources, and provide each other with some feedback on books that we used, and purchased. It is one thing to go to amazon.com and read the reviews, but that is like taking a sales pitch from the guy selling you the bait at the bait shop.

Just an idea....
well whats the most recent book you've found useful?

Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:48 am
by Ice9
The one book that's been the most useful to me is "Linux in a nutshell" from O'Reilly.
I always go back to that one whenever I have doubts about a particular command or syntax.
Other than that it pretty much boils down to another O'Reilly publication "Learing the vi editor".
I bought various other linux-related books but either I didn't even finished reading them or I used them only sporadically ....

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:24 am
by caveman
Hmm.

books I actually paid for (sic) AND that I still use, as and when required!

eg. 1987 "UNIX System V Bible" by The Waite Group
really enjoyed most of the so-called "Bibles" ! (Still use them)

Then 'course (ice9!) the "In a Nutshell" books by Q'Reilly
still consult "Linux in a nutshell" as the need arise.

Also enjoyed (and used) the "teach yourself" books by SAMS
eg. "Teach Yourself JAVA 2" in 21 days !?! -
helped to at least understand the underlying ideas
That was Circa '99 - I am Not a Java fan (not then and not now)

Books - to me! - are only a stepping stone,
the rest is pure mental effort and sweat.
eg. The no. of Oracle books available are beyond belief - it's nearly
impossible to read the lot. So pick one, then you have to WORK at
understanding and using the engine!

I reckon books are personal - buy one (a good one) and use
it for a long time.

So! Not so much a forum, as maybe a compendium of (good)
books to read or a place to list books that is worth having around.

PS! Lest we all forget - forums! such as this! are very, very help full.
Get the book - and when stuck - check the forums!!

Lectori Salutem
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