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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: A+ Complete Study Guide, Deluxe Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Groth, Dan Newland
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent Study Material

This is the only source of study that one needs to ace the A+ Test, not only did I pass the test with high scores but useful in the real world environment. David Groth realize when writing this book that there's tons of A+ book on the market that prepares test takers and sometimes with no efficiency, this guide gives you the benefits to perform your job as a Technician with ease and the ability to pass succesfully, and the CD has good practice test simulations for both exams. A MUST HAVE !! GOOD Job David.

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
Best single book on linux available

Instead of the attractive title "Lunix Administration Handbook," this book should be renamed as "History of the Computer Industry" becasue so much ink and paper are wasted talking about the history of computer industry and the evolution of the hardware used with Linux.
To IT professionals, those old storeis have been told thousands of times. They simply do not want to hear the same old stuff again. On-line IT professionals are eager to learn how Linux interfaces are accessed and what commands are used to fulfill what kinds of configurations. They want to know how to cook a quality Fijita quickly, what ingredients and spices are used, and the basic temperature to control the cooking, instead of knowing the histories of Fijita, the history of Fijita cooking ware, and such useless things that cannot help them make a Fijita.
This book seems to be written by a group of professors according to the style of language level. Now I understand why so MS graduates from Computer Sciences cannot find a job in the realistic world. I like young people to join our IT force. Recently I have interviewed a few of them. Yet none of them can fill up the positions we are offering and I need them urgently and desperately.
Buy this book if you want to learn about the history of computer industry. Never buy it if you want to operate or network Linux systems. I have finished reading 50% of the book. I do not know if I have enough time to waste with the rest of the pages. The writing style and the sentence structures are beautiful, but I need a book that teaches me the Linux skills, not English skills.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis
Publisher: OnWord Press (Acquired Titles)
Authors: Vince Adams, Abraham Askenazi
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Great for Managers

If you are an engineer, skip it and do real work. It is general, basic, and lacks real knowledge. This is not a reference book, nor is it a teaching book. However, if you are an engineering manager overseeing a group conducing FEA analysis, this book will help you. It is full of wonderful insight, such as: "FEA can help build a better, more robust product". These blinding flashes of the obvious will keep most real engineers at arm's length. If I had a chance to do it again, I would not purchase this book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: JavaScript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide (4th Edition)
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Tom Negrino, Dori Smith
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5

Great, the way the authors explain is amazing. A great feature is how the authors name functions and variables to show what their script is actually doing. It's fairly short, to the point, and an amazing reference, too.