Redhat, Caldera, Mandrake, Turbo and others have the user and
installation guides on their web sites ready to be downloaded. If you
have a high capacity printer there are numerous guides via the web in
html and pdf format that will give you what you need.
Try the Linux Documentation project:
You will find anything you need here whether its vendor specific or
just general info. Another site is Northern Light. It is a searh
engine but it has some specials pages dedicated to specific topics:
As far as buying Linux software go to Linuxmall.com. They have every
different flavor of Linux (Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE, Caldera, etc.) for
$1.89 a piece. You could buy them all and figure out which one you
like. Linuxcentral.com has the software for about $1.95 a piece. You
really can't go wrong. They may not have all the extras included,
like "star office" in the packages but you can download them
yourself. Or let me know what you need and for a small fee I'll burn
one for you. I have used the linuxmall.com versions of Redhat,
Caldera, Mandrake, SuSE and Turbo and have found them to be very
--- In LINUX_Newbies@egroups.com, "J" <justo@m...> wrote:
> to tux and others,
> you mentioned that the manual that comes w/red hat is pretty good.
> of the question that prompted that recommendation,
> > >Sorry to ask you guys such a basic question...
> > >but what is the best way to install linux ( red hat newest
> > >I mean A-z ( where to get the software (web/or buy)
> > >software for making partition ( lilo or part. magic etc )
> > Well, if you bought the boxed set, then you have a pretty good
> > right there.
> > -=Tux=-
> would you say that this "pretty good" manual is good for install
> or does it also go beyond that and give a more general overall view
> linux? although i have suse linux, i'm not committed to it yet.
> coming from a dos/windows background, i need to find a good book
> help w/the transition. s.thing that will do this would be a book
> a few chapters w/an overview of the linux os (ie., explanations of
> different default directories and their purpose, possibly explain
> senarios for setup, and whatever else you think would be helpful).
> section listing each of the current commands, their syntax,
> examples and possibly some type of definition that would help the
> is unfamiliar w/linux to learn how to apply the commands in
> if this type of book doesn't exist, then i would appreciate any
> a.one may have as far as what would you see as the top 10 things a
> dos/windows person would need to know before delving into linux.
> oh, and one more stupid question if i may, if i get a book on linux
> "red hat" in its title, would i be able to use it in conjunction w/a
> different version of linux (such as suse or corel)?
> any recommendations would be much appreciated,