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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Learning Perl, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The easiest way to learn Perl


when i picked up this book i didn't know any "real" programming languages - heck, i didn't even know how to write a shell script! in two months this book gave me the knowledge to create applications and report generators for my employer, quickly earning me a promotion. it's real easy to gain practical knowledge from this introduction to perl due to the effective layout. some of the subjects aren't covered in very much detail, but the reader is always given sources for additional (free) information. reading some of the silly commentaries posted here; if you cannot grasp what this book hands you, perhaps you should make the move to customer support or marketing and leave programming to the cognitive specimens.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Hacking Linux Exposed, Second Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Brian Hatch, James Lee, George Kurtz
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An excellent security book, excellent Linux book


I am very new to Linux. I've got a lot of windows experience and an MCSE, but recently my job has included a few Linux machines when other guys were downsized. Our Linux machines are the ones on the Internet, so security is relly important. I picked this book up after looking at four or five, and am really happy with my choice.The solutions they provide are clear enough that even a guy like me who is intimidated by Bash can make them all work. The desciptions of the attacks are very complete, and I learned a lot of network attacks that would affect windows machines, but were never explained in my MCSE training -- probably because only Linux has ways to defeat them.This book taught me a lot of Linux tips along the way too. I even followed along and have compiled a Linux kernel from scratch -- something I never expected to get from a security book in such easy to follow instructions.I recommend this book to any Linux user, new or experienced.



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Structured Computer Organization (4th Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Authors: Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
It's complicated


I enjoyed the author's humor and subject matter knowledge. I found problems, however, at the end of every chapter. Although this book provided me with good information it left me scratching my head as I reviewed the author's end of chapter questions. The text also did not explain anything about an AMD processor, which I had hoped to learn about. Bottom line...good textbook, but a good instructor is also required to fill in the author's "blanks."



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not that good pre-schooler could do better


this book is nothing but regurge from other c book