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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: OCA/OCP: Oracle9i DBA Fundamentals I Study Guide
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Biju Thomas, Bob Bryla
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Don't waste your money on this book. Unless......

Don't waste your money on this book. Unless your looking for something to burn in your fireplace, and if you do burn it don't get down wind because you'll never get the stench out. I will certianly remember the names Biju Thomas & Bob Bryla next time I'm looking for a good study guide. This book is at the best incomplete. Too many simple questions that lead you to believe the exam will be similar. The more complex oracle study list topics are not explained at all.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: How Computers Work, Seventh Edition
Publisher: Que
Authors: Ron White, Timothy Edward Downs
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best so far about technology and computers

When i first pick this book i expect to have a book with some nice pictures about how computers works, now that i{m reading the book i have to say that i become adicted to it. Easy to understand, and very interesting topics about the different devices that computers and thecnology can bring to us explained in a very nice manner and with incredibly clear draws and diagrams. PLUS a very nice cd rom with a virtual tour inside a computer and better yet some nice links to get more info.And it doesn{t stops there, because the cd rom have some really useful SW you can use and try in your computer. It{s been a long time since the last time i pick such a nice book.Give it a try it worth each dollar you invest on it and more.And for the end i never write reviews so it tells how much i like this book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning C# Databases
Publisher: Peer Information
Authors: Jacob Hammer Pedersen, Jon Reid, Ranga Raghunathan, Scott Allen, Syed Fahad Gilani
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5

Allen, Gilani, et al., Beginning C# Databases (Wrox, 2002)
The shortest, and best, comment I can make about this book is that it is the first computer book I have ever taken out of the library, finished, and gone looking for a copy of to own. Yes, it's that good. Beginning C# Databases is that rarest of birds, a book that simultaneously assumes you know nothing and doesn't talk down to you despite that. (One wonders if the authors are normally childrens' book writers.) It sticks to its subject, goes into enough depth to give you the basics, and is so well-presented that it begs use as a reference book after you've finished it. My only problem with it is the use of the "beyond the scope of this book" excuse (editorspeak for "we have another book coming out on this subject on whicvh you go off on a tangent, so you need to cut these hundred pages so our profits are not affected"), but the authors may not have had any control over it. Excellent, otherwise. ****

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Understanding the Linux Kernel (2nd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Daniel P. Bovet, Marco Cesati
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Good detail, but very borring

As the title suggests, the author explains conceptsin the linux operating system by using C code.
You need to be able to read C code inorder to understandthe material in the book.
It can get a bit tiring after a while considering thatthe author really wants YOU to know LINUX.
The effort is worth it!