View Full Version : The Linux Cookbook

01-20-2003, 08:07 AM
Yea, or nay? (http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/1886411484/ref=cm_custrec_gl_rec/002-0310826-3272802)

01-20-2003, 08:10 AM

01-20-2003, 08:11 AM

01-20-2003, 08:21 AM
your just disagree'n wit me :P

01-20-2003, 08:23 AM
Not really (well, a little)

It looks like a pretty good book to me... I'd see if a store near you has it and thumb through - I like to try that before I put down any actual monet for something like that.

01-20-2003, 08:25 AM
Why buy it when you can read it for free on The Linux Documentation Project page. http://www.tldp.org/LDP/linuxcookbook/html/index.html

If you want a good beginner's book then get this one. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596002726/qid=1043072837/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/102-8682534-0867328

01-20-2003, 08:26 AM

01-20-2003, 10:19 AM
"Why buy it when you can read it for free on The Linux Documentation Project page"

I prefer books to websites. I'd much rather lay down in bed and read a well-light book, than be distracted whilst trying to read the book online with a monitor. That is, of course, only if it's worth reading in the first place, which you can tell from the that site.

01-20-2003, 10:27 AM
> I prefer books to websites.

I agree - however, it's nicer, for me at least, to spend 30 seconds downloading a public domain book than paying $10 for it at BN.

01-20-2003, 10:32 AM
At my school, we have these laser printers at the labs that students can use for free, that are well-stocked with papers. I ended up printing out like 100 pages of a free book, and ended up just getting annoyed with the mess of papers so I bought the damn thing anyway, (at least, got it for Christmas).

01-20-2003, 10:45 AM
I also prefer books to reading online but it's good to check the contents with that site if he's skeptical about dropping some hard-earned dough on it.

01-20-2003, 11:27 AM
not sure: y/n

I think, there are better books!!!!