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Linux Administration Book?

Hi,

I am quite new to linux and have been using Linux Mandrake 8.1.  I plan to create a server and would like to know of any books that either I can download or purchase (an isbn # would be preferable) which would be relevant for the mandrake distro.

I would like a book that is quite easy to understand (for a novice) and I would if possible like to to information about:

Provide a general understanding of linux.
Installing software - both globally (all users) and locally (individual users).
Configuring users
Setting up Samba
Setting up a mail server
Installing & configuring hardware.
And backing up data on a linux server.

I realise that you can most probably get a book for each topic, but could any of you recommend any books which would be useful.  I don't mind getting books that I can download.

I would also be interested in which books you use and whether they might be useful

Any information would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance

Regards,

David.
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dorwardCommented:
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chris_calabreseCommented:
I haven't read any books on Linux, but O'Reilly always good books on this type of stuff.  See http://linux.oreilly.com/
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taco1Commented:
Linux Administration A beginners Guide from Osborne
The author is Steve Shah

This is really a great book
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svindlerCommented:
Go for The Linux Documentation Project:
http://www.tldp.org/
Lots of online resources

One link of notice is "The Linux Network Administrator's Guide":
http://www.tldp.org/guides.html#nag2
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david_dAuthor Commented:
Sorry I have taken time in getting back.

it is an excellent link.  Thanks to all the other experts.

Regards

David.
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