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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: How Computers Work, Seventh Edition
Publisher: Que
Authors: Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
A good book, but stretched a bit thin


I have been fixing computers both personally and professionally for a few years. I have had to explain over and over why computers do this and that, with this book it made my life a lot easier. it's written with the average person in mind, no computer jargon to loose you and explains everything thoroughly. I work with dos, windows, vi, all sorts of apps and system configurations and I still learned stuff with this book. I like it so much I'm sending it to my mom for mothers day.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Danny Goodman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Truly an Excellent Offering from O'Reilly


Not that it's any great surprise, but O'Reilly has put out another great reference. This book has everything. It covers Microsoft, Mozilla, and W3C DOM, CSS1, CSS2, CSS-P, JavaScript and ECMA-Script...the works. This book gives special attention to what works in different browsers and different versions, giving you all the tools you need to create great cross-browser web sites.
This book departs from the first edition in that it no longer claims any support for Netscape 4, which, for all intents and purposes, is a dead platform. The DOM that Netscape tried to work in to version 4 never got accepted by the W3C, and then when Netscape 6 came out, they made the absolutley correct decision to kill the old DOM and move toward the standard. Having said that, this book does still provide adequate coverage of Netscape 4. I say, in doing that, Goodman has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
In short, I wanted to build a website that took advantage of what DHTML has to offer, and having been frustrated by the lack of quality tutorials and references on the web, I bought this. I found it to be very well written and comprehensive to the extreme, and I was up and running with a cross-browser site in no time. If you are going to do web UI development, grab this book.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: How I Trade for a Living (Wiley Online Trading for a Living)
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Gary Smith
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Very Helpful


Gary's book was very helpful to me. It gave me a lot of insight on trading techniques. He confused me by saying that he did not use Technical analysis, yet the book covered it extensively. Gary does no online trading. He makes all of his trades via phone to his broker.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Solaris 9 System Administrator Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 310-014, Exam Cram 310-015)
Publisher: Que
Authors: Darrell Ambro
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Pass Exam - Not for Referance


If you want to pass the exam and you have worked on Solaris for at least a year, this is the book. If you are looking for a referance book, look elsewhere. Condensed information for both exams into one book. The disk even has example questions.