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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Introduction

There are a wide variety of sources for documentation on Linux. The quality of the information provided ranges from nearly poetic in its eloquence and usefulness all the way down to misleading, or even blatantly wrong. Caveat emptor!

Most commercial packages provide a variety of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and HOWTOs in addition to the standard online documentation (man, info, etc.). These documents are generally centered around some non-trivial task (e.g., running X-Windows and communicating with the lesser operating systems).

Usenet has dozens, if not hundreds, of newsgroups devoted to the various facets of Linux. Be advised that they are usually segregated according to level of expertise, and the locals can be grumpy about ...

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