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Re: [SLUG] Debian Manuals
- To: mick <jackcom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Debian Manuals
- From: Steve Kowalik <stevenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Mar 17 23:29:03 2003
- Cc: SLUG List <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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At 11:00 pm, Monday, March 17 2003, mick mumbled:
> Is there a BIG book of Debian, either downloadable or bought that is highly
> recommended for Newbies. (Advanced Network Administration for Debian Servers
> is out of the question, something more of the "Using Debian ... the How to
> find your arse with both hands guide.", type flavour)
I was going to suggest _Learning Debian GNU/Linux_, by Bill McCarty,
but the ORA website lists it as out of print. :-(
> I find it embarressing to keep posting simplistic questions when most posts
> seem to deal with
> "redirecting /var/spoong/thingo/tango/charlie to less|more| and
> thensome/headache/var/null/ to get your usb printer working because they left
> :icky/icky/wangna/print/this out of the build in kernel version 1.1.Sanders.
What's wrong with that? I find nothing wrong with people posting simplistic
questions, as they usually get answered the quickest. :-)
> I need a little |less information and lot more HOWTO. I've wasted money on
> books that didn't accomplish what they claimed to set out. I was hoping some
> of the Debian community could help me get on track quickly, without pestering
> the slug post.
But that's what we're here for!
"Proofread carefully to see if you any words out."
-- Commit message from PeterK