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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows NT Shell Scripting
Publisher: Pearson Education
Authors: Timothy Hill
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Tim Vanlint

This is a must have book for the serious NT professional. Without wanting to repeat what everyone else has said...
Why would you buy it? - when moving from machine to machine, business to business you need to know that you can quickly perform the tasks you need. By learning the NT command line, you have POWER at your fingertips which combined with the NT res kit will make your life much easier.
This book is never stays still for more than a day or two. I am constantly referring to it as I increase the number of scripts I use.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: eBay for Dummies, Fourth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Marsha Collier
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great Summary

I've been selling on Ebay for a while and I picked up this book hoping to find some help with making my selling work better. That is really not the focus of this book so I can't fault it for not finding what I wanted. However, if you're a newbie to Ebay and want to find out what's going on without actually logging on and clicking all of the buttons, then this is a good starting place. Like all "Dummies" books it covers the basics but doesn't go very deeply into anything. And truthfully, you can learn 98% of what's in this book just by logging onto Ebay and clicking around. Ebay really is pretty easy to use. Oh yes, like most Dummies books they load it down with lame jokes. I just wish they'd leave that ... out. In summary, not an outstanding book but good at what it's designed to do.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Step by Step--Version 2003 (Step By Step (Microsoft))
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Michael Halvorson
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
It's OK But not good

Could be ok for absolute beginner otherwise not too good...

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Networking for Dummies, Sixth Edition
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Doug Lowe, Doug Lowe
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Very little value...find another book on the topic

Who this book is for: This book is intended to help the absolute beginner in computer networking get a basic overview of the issues and terminology involved. It is well-written and contains some of the typical "dummies"-humor helping to keep the text easily digestable.
What this book is NOT: A how-to manual that will get your network going if you're sitting in front of a screen clueless on a Sunday morning. That said: after reading this book you won't be clueless any more.
On to the detailed contents. The book is divided into six parts:
Part I: The absolute basicsNo further info necessary: How to open up your computer, so that you can install a networking card, for example.
Part II: Building your own networkPlanning you network; making basic choices of e.g cabling etc.
Part III: Network management for dummiesBasic network management: making backups, taking care of security
Part IV: Webifying your networkCreating the connection to the internet; creating websites
Part V: More ways to networkMiscelaneous, like: networking your home, dial-in networks and non-standard hard-/software (MacIntosh; Linux etc.)
Part VI: The part of tensA number of top-ten lists, partially amusing, partially useless
As I wrote: the book is really good in helping you to obtain an overview of the types of networks that exist and the different terminologies/choices involved. Once you have made a decision that you will need/want to create a network involving operating system X running on computers of type y, you will probably need to get another, more specific book to help you dig deeper.
If you haven't made that decision yet: Go get this book!