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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel (3rd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: David M. Levine, David Stephan, Timothy C. Krehbiel, Mark L. Berenson, Mark L Berenson
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Not bad, I guess...

There is a newer edition out. However, the good thing about this one is the fact that they got a good Excel Section.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, Fourth Edition (Hacking Exposed)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray, George Kurtz
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
More like a collection of CERT advisories.

This book is a good introduction to script kiddies, programmers who want to know about tools to attack systems and novice system administrators. It is a compendium of most of the attacks known. I did not like the way the attacks are classified according to the operating system rather than based on the bugs involved. For each attack mentioned in the book, they describe the tools needed to carry out the attack, a high level description of the attack strategy using the tools and ways to protect against the attack. However the book fails to explain the flaws in the protocols or programs that allow these attacks. I would recommend this book to someone who doesn't care how an attack works, but is just interested in knowing about various attacks. Definitely not recommended for someone working in this area or someone with basic OS knowlege.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Photoshop Elements 3: The Missing Manual
Publisher: Pogue Press
Authors: Barbara Brundage
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Truly the "missing manual"

This is the one book you should buy if you are a Photoshop Elements user. It truly is the "missing manual." Brundage has made an effort to discuss every feature of the program. She provides excellent tutorials as well as the concepts behind them. Great for the beginner, but also outstanding for the more seasoned Elements user as a reference source.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: AutoCAD 2000: No Experience Required
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Frey
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good but written for Architects & I'm not..

Frey does one of the best jobs of teaching a TERRIBLY complex subject I have encountered. When I bought Autocad, I never imagined in today's world of computing/programming expertise, such an un-intuitive system could continue to survive.If you don't plan to use Autocad every day of your life, don't buy it. And, if you already have it, buy this book immediately!!