On debian-user I found a noob posting about resources to learn about Linux. Since I’m only a few steps further than him, I figured I’d just post all the resources everyone shared with no particular edits.
Here they are:
The Debian Handbook may be useful. It’s available on a running Debian system by installing the ‘debian-handbook’ package, or online as a free download at http://debian-handbook.info/
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-tutorial/ although obsolete is still gives you a good grounding