Noob question...

I have downloaded BackTrack 4 and installed it in VMware as a hard drive installation. I'm trying to become more familiar with the OS. In the forum, I read the "If you're a Linux noob, read this thread", or most of it anyway. It's 11 pages long so I may have missed something.

When exploring BackTrack 4, it looks like Debian GNU/Linux. Is there a guide similar to Slackware Linux Essentials for Debian? I'm looking at the Debian GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide and it seems pretty good. Any other suggesitons?