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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: TCP/IP Network Administration (3rd Edition; O'Reilly Networking)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Craig Hunt
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good intorduction into TCP/IP with some length besides TCPIP


just don't reading book but this book buy m



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Operating System Concepts
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Abraham Silberschatz, Greg Gagne, Peter Baer Galvin
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Less than adequate for students


I am currently using this book as a textbook in an introductory course in computer systems architecture. To say it falls short of the mark is to be very kind; this is absolutely the worst textbook I have ever used! Even if it were not filled with grammatical and punctuation errors (which it has in abundance!) it would still be unfit for use in this application. The authors make far too many assumptions regarding the knowledge of the readers of this book and make almost no effort to offer clarifying or explanatory passages to guide the student through this book. Even when examples are offered, they are just as confusing as the text, since they assume the reader is familiar with the commands and logical operators used in writing the algorithms presented as examples. A reader who is not familiar with these terms is left totally bewildered and still without any knowledge of the meaning of said algorithms. The very least they could have done is to include a glossary of terms and a listing of the programming commands and operators (with definitions) used in writing the algorithms in the book so that the reader can use them as a reference. This book may very well serve a purpose as a reference book for those already very familiar with operating systems architecture; but students (and educational institutions) should shy away from it, at least when it is offered for use in an introductory course. For me, it serves as an over-priced paperweight; I have to refer to other books to learn the subject I am currently studying.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Beginners html book


This is truely an unbelievable book for beginners. It is well written and explained, with great graphics. The layout is easy to the eye and you would not get bored even after 3 hours continuous reading. I highly recommend it for any programmer or even non programmers.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Head First Java, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good intro Java book


Head First Java uses a new approach to writing a book on a technical subject. Rather than having pages and pages of dull technical details, the book is filled with exciting graphics, excellent examples with visual aids as well as source code, and, most important, an almost constant stream of questions, quizes, and exercises to help the reader gauge how much of the information he or she is absorbing.
The book does more than just explain the technical capabilities of the language. Through various dialogs and examples, the authors lead the readers to discover how to use the language properly using good techniques and avoiding many common pitfalls.
In short, although not a reference manual, this book is an excellent introductory book on Java.