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Fundamentals

This course includes the history of Linux and what distinguishes Open Source Software from proprietary software. On the practical side students learn the fundamental commands and approach needed to start using Linux.

http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/build/fundamentals/fundamentals.pdf
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System Administration

This courses teaches students how to install GNU/Linux. The courses uses the Debian distro as an example. Students install, create and manage user accounts, install new hardware, make backups and many other mission critical tasks a System Administrator would need to know.

http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/build/sys-admin/sys-admin.pdf
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Network Administration

This course teaches the fundamentals of networking, what the TCP/IP protocol stack consists of and how the different layers of the network stack influence communication on a network. You will learn how Linux can be used as a router and the basic principles of digital encryption and digital signatures used to keep email secure. As well as how to set up secure connections between different Linux machines by using SSH.

http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/build/net-admin/net-admin.pdf
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Shell Scripting

This course teaches students how to create shell scripts, the use of Regular expressions, file manipulation with sed, grep and awk and how to tie all this new knowledge into scripts that make using Linux so simple.

http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/build/shell-scripting/shell-scripting.pdf
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Internals

This course is designed to help the student understand the inner workings of the Linux kernel. Often a good understanding of how the operating system manages hardware and other resources to do its work, will helps people solve problems and appreciate the work that goes into making a computer work.

http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/build/internals/internals.pdf
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Electives

This course teaches students how to configure server serivices such as the Apache web server, the Squid Proxy server, the Bind name server ,Sendmail and Exim Mail servers are discussed. For those who want to know a little more than the average user.

http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses/build/electives/electives.pdf

***The above 5 Guides are included in Digit's June 2007 DVD
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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide

Many people still believe that learning Linux is difficult, or that only experts can understand how a Linux system works. Though there is a lot of free documentation available, the documentation is widely scattered on the Web, and often confusing, since it is usually oriented toward experienced UNIX or Linux users. Today, thanks to the advancements in development, Linux has grown in popularity both at home and at work. The goal of this guide is to show people of all ages that Linux can be simple and fun, and used for all kinds of purposes.

http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/intro-linux.pdf
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Ubuntu Linux Essentials

Ubuntu Linux Essentials takes a step by step approach to installing, using and administering Ubuntu Linux.

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Linux_Essentials
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The Easiest Linux Guide You'll Ever Read - an Introduction to Linux for Windows Users

This is 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.

http://theseoconsultant.com/suseblog_img/easiest_linux_guide_ever.pdf
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Getting Started With Fedora

An Guide for a fedora newbie.

http://training.bytebot.net/linux/userguide/pcgemilang-userguide1.pdf
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Basic Steps to Running a Secure Fedora Linux Machine

This guide helps to run fedora as smooth as silk.

http://www.owlriver.com/issa/SecuringFedoraNotes.pdf
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Pocket Linux Guide

A Guide to Pocket Linux... This is very interesting, must read!

http://tldp.org/LDP/Pocket-Linux-Guide/Pocket-Linux-Guide.pdf
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Fedora 7 Installation Guide

Fedora 7 Installation Guide ...for dummies

http://news.softpedia.com/newsPDF/Fedora-7-Installation-Guide-56999.pdf
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GNOME 2.14 Desktop System Administration Guide

http://www.gnome.org/learn/admin-guide/gnome2.14-system-admin-guide.pdf
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Linux Device Drivers 2nd Edition

Linux Device Drivers is, on the surface, a book about writing device drivers for the Linux system. It should be an interesting source of information both for people who want to experiment with their computer and for technical programmers who face the need to deal with the inner levels of a Linux box.

http://www.xml.com/ldd/chapter/book/pdf/ldd_book_pdf.zip
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Linux Security for Beginners

A linux security guide for dummies

http://www.linuxtopia.org/LinuxSecurity/index.html
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Red Hat Linux 9 Red Hat Linux Customization Guide

The Red Hat Linux Customization Guide is part of Red Hat’s growing commitment to provide useful

http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/docs/lindocs/RH9/RH-DOCS/pdf-en/rhl-cg-en.pdf
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The Linux Cookbook - Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use

Everyone know that Linux isn't difficult to use, especially when compared with other software and operating systems. What was needed was a guide to show people how to use it to get things done: "Oh, you want to do that? Here, type this." And that explains the premise of this book -- a hands-on guide to get things done on a Linux system.

"I tried others but none showed me how to use Linux for daily use. That is where this book excels. It's packed with information that you can actually USE!"

http://dsl.org/cookbook/cookbook_toc.html
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Ubuntu Desktop Guide

A Official Ubuntu Desktop Guide

http://help.ubuntu.com/pdf/ubuntu/C/desktopguide.pdf
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RedHat Guides

x86 Installation Guide: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rhl-ig-x86-en-9.pdf
Getting Started Guide: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rhl-gsg-en-9.pdf
Customization Guide: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rhl-cg-en-9.pdf
Reference Guide: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rhl-rg-en-9.pdf
Security Guide: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rhl-sg-en-9.pdf
System Administration Primer: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rhl-sap-en-9.pdf
Glossary: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/pdf/rh-glossary-en.pdf
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Test Driving Linux Mint Cassandra

The final version of Linux Mint 3.0

http://news.softpedia.com/newsPDF/Test-Driving-Linux-Mint-Cassandra-56041.pdf
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Mandriva Linux Inside

"Mandriva Linux Inside "is a free electronic magazine , made by the Mandriva Linux Community.

http://www1.mandrivalinux.com/e-mag/e-mag-1-20060602.pdf
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The Solaris 10 Operating System

A Official Guide from SUN

http://se.sun.com/edu/pdf/solaris-10-os-generic-data-sheet-nov-04.pdf
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Solaris 10 Security

Information was collected from Solaris 10 Community

http://learningsolaris.com/docs/solaris10-toi-20060110.pdf
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LOOKING GLASS (LG3D Live CD) Gude ***** Must Read! *****

LG3D is based on Sun’s Looking Glass Project. Imagine this stunning 3D environment on your desktop—in less than two minutes. Just burn the CD and get going!

http://www.linux-magazine.com/issue/79/Looking_Glass_3D_Desktop.pdf
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OpenOffice.org User Guide

A basic guide to OpenOffice

http://web.mit.edu/ooffice_v2.2/pdfdoc/user_guide2_draft.pdf
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OpenOffice.org 2.x... and beyond

Fully featured Guide for 2.x and beyond.

http://marketing.openoffice.org/ooocon2006/presentations/tuesday_c5.pdf
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... If there's anything I forgot please feel free to add Smiling

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O_O

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Yeah, My eye's hurt after putting this together, lol i'm going to bed now, hopefully it can get stickied, and it will continue to grow Smiling

I'm going to try to keep updating the list Smiling

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Very nice collection. Here

Very nice collection.

Here are a few links which I think are really recommendable.

All these are quite complex and not just read in a couple of minutes. Especially the IPTables Tutorial is a real heavyweight. All of them are interesting and useful, depending on what you already know about Linux and for what purpose you read the article. The Linux Newbie Administrator Guide is not only for Administrators, but for any newcomer in the world of the penguin (no, not the antarctic, I'm talking about Linux!).

And here's another one for a bit of fun in between:
The Devil’s Security Dictionary 2.0

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“Must Read” is vastly

“Must Read” is vastly exaggerated.

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free-zombie wrote:

“Must Read” is vastly exaggerated.

Jesus, Everyones getting on me today ... "Must check out" better?

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Calm yourself, young one.

Calm yourself, young one. No sense in using such language, or losing your temper.

It's definitely a good list. I will be checking out some, but not all, myself. Thanks for the links.

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How many new users go

How many new users go through the trouble of contributing something like this right after joining? I say we give WaynePD an applause! :cheer:

Cheers Smiling

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Updated 01:25 PM Wednesday, August 22 2007
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Thanks for these

Thanks for these comprehensive Linux Guide!

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Good

It's very usefull. Thanks for your sharing.

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