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So @CaptainUnderpants asked me to teach him operations and systems administration.

This will be fun.

Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42

What are your favorite texts on the fundamentals of computing?

Like, introductions to terminology and basic functionality? Not even up to the OS level, Just the real basics.

@ajroach42 Not necessarily an introduction to computers, but more to the Unix way of life, In the Beginning was the Command Line. cristal.inria.fr/~weis/info/co

I have a lot of texts lying around, I'll have to see if I have anything a bit more basic (though not necessarily BASIC) to recommend.

@drewzero1 Thanks! I'll take a look!

And some BASIC wouldn't be a bad thing, if it gets in to the hows and whys beyond just the whats.

Cap is a very How and Why kind of guy.