Msg#: 4386395 posted 9:26 am on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I would suggest diving straight in, without a text book, and just looking up the solution to any problem you run into. Once you've got the command-line basics covered, particularly text editing (plenty of tutorials around), look into setting up LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on CentOS 6 and go from there.
Msg#: 4386395 posted 3:00 pm on Nov 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've read books and even taken a college course on linux. Both were relatively useless. Just dive in, decide what you want to do, then start Googling on how to do it. It sounds pat, but that really is the way to learn linux - just doing it.
Msg#: 4386395 posted 11:16 am on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think you should take a look at RUTE. It's a pretty extensive book that covers and lot of subjects, and it's available for free online. Even if you're a beginner, this book starts somewhat from the ground up and so you should find it educational: