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Hello OCN,

Based on my last thread I have chosen Linux Mint, and so far it's been really great. I would like to buy a book about Linux Mint but am having trouble finding one. I hear it's heavily based on Ubuntu, so should I just buy a Ubuntu book?

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What exactly are you looking to learn?
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Just the operating system in general, the terminal, and shell scripting.
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Well if that's the case then just find yourself a generic Linux book on the CLI and Bash.

Most linux's are pretty much the same in general terms. Some just have different configurations and file locations, but other than that, you should be good to do with just about any book. You may not have all the tools some suggest but that's as easy as 1-2-3 to install and be ready to go.

I learnt the command line just from using it for years in Mandrake. So I can't help you with a selection on books for it. Purely home-grown here, no higher education to help me. frown.gif Your best bet would be to wait for Plan9, Lloyd, Enorbet or some of the others.
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Well if that's the case then just find yourself a generic Linux book on the CLI and Bash.
Most linux's are pretty much the same in general terms. Some just have different configurations and file locations, but other than that, you should be good to do with just about any book. You may not have all the tools some suggest but that's as easy as 1-2-3 to install and be ready to go.
I learnt the command line just from using it for years in Mandrake. So I can't help you with a selection on books for it. Purely home-grown here, no higher education to help me. frown.gif Your best bet would be to wait for Plan9, Lloyd, Enorbet or some of the others.

Would you happen to have any links to some general Linux books? I already have a CLI and BASH book picked out, but not sure where to start on learning Linux itself.
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I would buy a book on linux, you won't find anything mint specific....

You best bet would be a linux book that specifically talks about debian as most major distro's are based on debian (including Ubuntu, maybe Mint too).
    
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From what I know, Mint is based on Ubuntu, so they should be very similar. Just buy a good Ubuntu book; there's plenty out there.

My personal recommendation would be Mark Sobell's book: http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Guide-Ubuntu-Linux-Edition/dp/013254248X

The book starts from the bare essentials and slowly works its way up towards advanced stuff.

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