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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Unix in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference for SVR4 and Solaris 7 (3rd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Arnold Robbins
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent reference

This is the first book to go to for unix syntax. It contains everything you need on Unix commands. It's the Unix Bible as far as I'm concerned.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Secrets and Lies : Digital Security in a Networked World
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Bruce Schneier
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The "Security" myth by Bruce Schneier

Let me first start off by saying in no way will you waste your money by buying this book if you are interested even the tinniest bit in security. It's really that simple. The story telling power that Schneier puts into this novel as well as the earth shattering revelations that he makes is more than enough to buy this one and read it over and over again. His stated dry wit is really there and some of the stories he tells are just hilarious. It really makes you step back and take a second look at all this marketing hype around us and see what is actually happening behind the scenes. Schneier's report on PKI is particularly scathing and well...true. He really brings a more strategic approach to security and this book is well suited for executives in the security industry who want to get a really really good perspective of the information security world around them.
Overall this is a really good book, and should be read by really anybody in the IT industry. Security is very important and as Schneier states in the end, it is the overall process and methodical attention to detail that give you security, not some $5,000 firewall alone.

Product: Book - Audio CD
Title: Hot Topics, Audio Flashcards for Passing the PMP and CAPM Exams, 4th Edition
Publisher: Rmc Pubns Inc
Authors: Rita Mulcahy
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Format Issues!!!!!!!!!!!!

I purchased the CD to listen in my car while commuting, but the CD doesn't work in my car. I have an older CD player and my car doesn't read a CD-R format. Sadly, this defeats my purpose. For the price, they should be delivering a higher quality product

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: SQL Server 2000 Fast Answers for DBAs and Developers
Publisher: Glasshaus
Authors: Joseph Sack
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Immediately Useful

Not a tutorial, but a practical working guide to administering SQL Server 2000. Lots of "How to" items covered.
You don't need to read the entire book in order to benefit from it. Specific topics are covered using Checklists to make sure you don't miss anything important. Highly recommended!