Hello, my name is Coldmiser, and I am a Windows Junkie.
First step in getting over this terrible disease is admitting my fault. I have been using Windows for 10+ years and am quite good at it (MCSE, etc...). I enjoy getting my applications and just running "setup" to install them.
Due to the popularity of Linux, I am finding myself more and more intrested in it, but since I know nothing about it, I am having a terrible time switching over to it (like most people, I like to stick with what I am good at). I have recently (as of today) installed a fresh copy of Red Hat 9 on my secondary PC and I would like to get to know how to use this wonderful (Microsoftless) operating system. Also, not being familiar with 'C' at all (Perl and VB being my only languages) I find myself at a loss trying to do anything on Linux.
My question is simply this: Is there any good books out there that will teach me how to use Linux fast and that will explain it in terms that an ex-windows junkie can understand? (thankfully, Perl runs on both platforms so I won't be completely hopeless)
Thanks for your help.