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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Information Security Roles & Responsibilities Made Easy, Version 1
Publisher: Pentasafe Security Technologies, Inc
Authors: Charles Cresson Wood
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
this is a great book!

If you are designing an info sec program, this reference is extremely valuable.
It is a great compliment to the authors other work on info sec policy development.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Embedded Systems in C and C ++
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Michael Barr
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Good book for the novice. Also covers OS's in small systems.

I just got my hands on a copy of the book yesterday and after spending several hours browsing it, I am very pleased with the purchase. I've been programming embedded systems in C for well over 15 years now but I'm always looking for new & better ways to implement systems. Most of what I've found in the book so far is a helpful encapsulation of the information I've learned and gathered over the years. One of the roles I have is to "bring along" young engineers. Now I have a book to which I can point and say "Read this, then let's discuss it". The sections discussing the use of an OS in small systems are particularly informative to even the experienced programmer. -Bill Knight R O Software

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming & Customizing PICmicro Microcontrollers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Authors: Myke Predko
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
A book written in french

If you want to confuse yourself in the text riddled with grammatical errors and typos. I didnt read this 1000 page book from the start to the end as I was irritated by trying to comprehend what the author wants to say. Mike, get a reviewer. Kudos on your design ideas though.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Administration Handbook
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Comprehensive coverage and nice drawings.

This book seems like a very comprehensive book compressed into a manageable number of pages. I haven't delved too deeply into, but have already found it useful in solving a problem I was having getting WinXP/Linux to dual-boot. The edition I bought features tabbed pages, so finding a particular area of interest is easy. The writing style is inviting, although I did find some of the digressions, like the section entitled "System Administrator Syndrome", comical but unnecessary. This book was the most appealing of the books I thumbed through on the shelf at my local Barnes and Noble and I found helpful information in the first 20 pages. The pencil drawings are also very amusing. 5 stars!