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Date:      Tue, 28 Dec 1999 09:34:47 -0500 (EST)
From:      William Melanson <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: starting point?
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On Mon, 27 Dec 1999 wrote:

% Hello,   I am attempting to learn unix, db2, and linux. Can you steer me in 
% the right direction. I studied visual basic and c++ for a semester each , at 
% Cypress college in California. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank 
% you ... 


If you have about $50 close at hand I'd strongly suggest getting yourself
a copy of O'Reilly publishers "Unix Power Tools". From a getting to know
Unix standpoint I'd have to say this book is one of the best. Any
investment in O'Reilly literature is most sound and well worth it!

Now if you are looking into Unix platform specifics such as freebsd I'd
strongly suggest "The Complete FreeBSD" by Greg Lehey. This bit of
literature is clear, concise and wholeheartedly pertinent to the bsd
flavored platforms. 

Of course, there are dozens of books relating to getting to know unix in
30 days, etc. Your preferences in literature will most surely determine
your choices as well. I've had both books for quite some time now and they
have always been an valuable tool, quick at hand, when I'm in that
ever-present pinch...

- Bill 

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