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I am a sr. Java developer, but I am new in Linux. Where to start?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Ren
 
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You could try searching http://www.linuxnewbie.org/ for recommendations.
I never buy IT books anymore. They go out of date too fast.
Good luck,
Adam
 
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The only hardcopy book I keep around is "Linux in A Nutshell".
And even it is not necessary.
You can pretty much find what you need from the net or the man pages on your system.
Regards, Guy
 
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The forum in linuxnewbie.org might prove very useful to me. I have already registered it just now. Thanks for the link!
 
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My favorite book is definitely Running Linux- very thorough, but a bit outdated. If you can wait a month, I hear the 4th edition is coming out very soon.
 
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After saying I don't buy IT books anymore, ironically I just bought Essential System Administration by Aeleen Frisch. I just got hacked off with trawling through the web trying to find what I wanted in documents that weren't quite what I needed.
 
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