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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: UNIX for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good place to start...


I've used unix quite a bit but never really knew what all I was doing. This book helped put some ground under my feet. It wont teach you everything (and my only gripe is it doesn't go into enough of the tough stuff) but it covers most everything you need to USE unix. Look to other books for administration, installation or troubleshooting.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 3
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Marco Paolini
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Totally Worth It


When you know nothing about shake, you will get to know something about everything shake has to offer. The author doesn't dwell on his favorite topics, but gives a broad insight on the tricks of the trade. What variables are there and thru which parameters they can be ajusted to create the effect you are looking for. Whether it is compositing, keying, painting, animating or everything together. The author doesn't show off his knowledge and keeps you alert, at times, with his sense of humorPlace yourself behind your mac, install the shake demo that comes with the book and tell your family and friends that you will be away for an exiting trip, for some time. With the book as a guide and your creativity, curiosity and courage to step off the path, and experiment, you will figure Shake out to great extent.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Java Servlet Programming, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jason Hunter
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
No coverage of multi-threaded servelet model


I was dissapointed that there was no mention about multi-threaded servlet model at all. Also, the chapter on Internationization has little to do with Java Servlets.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Electronic Commerce: The Second Wave, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Course Technology
Authors: Gary P. Schneider
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Nothing but an e-commerce glossary...


I am an undergraduate student working on a B.S. degree in information systems. This text is required for a 4700-level class I am enrolled in. After paying about $70 dollars for it and then reading it, I realized I just wasted a lot of money.
To me as a student, this book is nothing more than an expensive glossary and introduction to e-commerce. You can find all of the information for free online or elsewhere at no cost.
Do not get the impression that it will teach you how to carry out e-commerce. This book is not about PHP or ASP or databases or HTML - it's about defining what e-commerce is and what it consists of. As I said, an expensive glossary.
Disappointing.