Internet Guides and Other Recommended Reading on the Internet
The following new links do not have to do with the internet per se, but rather have to do with free learning resources for the Linux Operating System, that can even be useful for the LPI Certification exams. Some recent recommendations (useful as of Sep 14, 2005):
- The IBM online tutorials (you need to paste this URL into your Location bar in your web browser):
- The British GPL'd LPI study guides (this link also needs to be pasted):
- The South African "Learn Linux" project:
In making the following documents (below) available, I had made an attempt since around 1994 to post links to the most updated versions of these documents. Unfortunately, most of these documents have not been updated since the late 1990s by their respective authors. While many of the internet guides are still more useful , in my opinion, compared with the consumer books available in stores, much of the information must now be declared historical, especially "lists" of things. I provide the documents on alimentarus.net as a service to others, but I am in no way responsible for their content.
- The Big
Dummy's Guide to The Internet (Electronic Frontier Foundation) As the title suggests, a big text file that is aimed at true novices.
- The EFF
Successor to the "Big Dummy" Guide The Electronic Frontier
Foundation has offered this addendum to the above guide to round out your
'Net education. Last updated in 1999.
- Vivian Neou's
"List of Lists" on the Internet. Updated sporadically.
An interesting list of where to find lists of other things. However, this list has not been updated in quite a while.
- The Hitch-Hiker's
Guide to The Internet. Not for novices. That's what the Index
says at this site, but it's intelligent, it's readable, and it's another
classic e-text that ought to round out your education.
and The Art of The Internet. A little outdated, but mostly relevant.This is the classic of all classic e-texts. It is a rather ecclectic view
of just what the Internet is about, and tackles the perennial, difficult
questions about the 'Net: "Is the Internet a democracy?" That
kind of stuff.
- How to
Find E-Mail addresses
complete official listing of all possible FTP sites. Clicking this
tag will lead to a directory. The FTP lists all have full site descriptions,
whenever possible. Warning: This list has not been updated since 1997, which means at least 30% of the FTP sites would have either changed or no longer exist. At one time, this list was updated monthly.
to tap into no-fee libraries and databases
- A compendium
of Computer-User's Jargon
- Big Dummy's Guide FAQ - More addendum to the Big Dummy's Guide
- The FTP FAQ - What you need to know about the Anonymous File Transfer Protocol, and using FTP applications.
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