[mythtv-users] New install and my problmes.

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Feb 3 03:46:47 UTC 2007

On Feb 2, 2007, at 7:14 PM, Nick Morrott wrote:

>> Thanks Nick. Can you recommend a good book? I agree I could  
>> certainly do
>> with one to bring me up to speed. I feel like I did the first time I
>> made a boot disk in DOS :-)
> Not now really - I picked up books from the library when I started out
> initially with Red Hat 5.0. I'd suggest a) looking on Amazon for well
> recommended Ubuntu/Linux guides and then b) going into a decent
> bookshop and browsing these titles to see if they suit your reading
> style. You might decide instead you just want to use online materials,
> in which case, make as much use of your distro's online manuals, and
> also the man pages that reside on your system.

The biggest problem with books on any computer subject is that they  
tend to be out of date by the time they are published. Libraries  
especially tend to have very ancient editions.

The biggest advantage, of course, is that you can take them into the  
bathroom to read. I still refuse to take a laptop into the loo to  
read docs, but I've been called old-fashioned because of this.

As long as you realize that the books are OK for general principles,  
but can be in error on specific things, they are very useful and you  
don't have to worry about battery life.

"Running Linux" by Lar Kaufman et al was useful to me in the early  
days (ca. 1994), I think it's now in at least the fifth edition. Any  
of the O'Reilly publications tend to be decent (shameless plug).

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