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In the opinion of this community, what are the best linux/ubuntu references (online or print)? Let's say the best 5 - 10. Also, please categorize as to experience level. Personally, I am not a linux expert, but not a beginner either. The problem I have is too much information and it's scattered all over the intertubes.

I ask because I am about to do a fresh ubuntu re-install on one machine and also putting together another ubuntu machine to be a home server.

Basically, I do not desire to post each and every question that will come up. So, I'm looking for a comprehensive set of references so I can figure things out on my own. I already know about the ubuntu forums so please don't tell me about that.

Examples of what I want a reference(s) to provide: A good description of the linux file system. What exactly is /etc, /bin, and so on. Where do all the files/directories of my apps go? And more...

Thanks.

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closed as primarily opinion-based by Mateo, Eric Carvalho, Warren Hill, Caesium, jokerdino Aug 27 '13 at 16:43

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The Ubuntu Manual (Getting Started with Ubuntu). - for beginners mainly.

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I prepared a Linux cheat sheet for Ubuntu ... any comments are welcome.

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A master thread on learning/books/terminal/bash/Linux etc Linux Command Line Learning Resources - cortman

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CommandLineResources

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