Well, thanks for all the replies. Turns out he has a Debian installation on
his laptop from when he bought it, which is why he thought "a Debian book".
I was able to give him some links, some pointers to more general books (I have
"Unix Power Tools" myself, and yet it never occured to me) and some more
comments. My next step will be to give him the link to this discussion in the
Thanks to all,
On Tue 14 Dec 2004 10:50, Ciaran Johnston wrote:
> Hi folks,
> A friend of mine has enquired about suitable books for ridding himself of
> the MS shackles, and has suggested these as ones he is interested in:
>> The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use - Michael Stutz
> Debian GNU/Linux Bible - Steve Hunger
>> Has anyone any experience of these books, and any other recommendations
> for a relative beginner in Linux but a long-time computer user?
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