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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Demonstrating to Win
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Authors: Robert Riefstahl
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Just Buy It


If you sell software, buy this book and read it, chew it up and digest it. As the other reviews say, this book is practical. Not some ivory tower theory on how to sell, it tells you exactly what to do and not to do. The margins in my copy are filled with notes. The front and back covers have to do checklists of ideas that I thought of while reading that I want to put into practice. Selling software is like no other type of selling. This book is the seminal work on the subject.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy IX Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Dan Birlew
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
worst strategy guide in the history of video gaming


...Want to know how to beat a tough boss?The guide will tell you a weeee bit and then(drumroll,please)[give you a web site to go to] for more details.Want to know how to find a hard to get item?Needhelp with one of the mini-games?GO TO [the web site].....that's all this ...guide is!!A huge advertisment for their extremely slow running site!I actually don't like FF9 just because of how bad the strategy guide is!Guess I was at least lucky enough to have internet access in my house...
This is just another example of how the final fantasy series is going down the tubes...fast!The only small reason to get this guide is if you're a collector and manage to find one of the first few ones published with the slightly diffrent cover(it might be slightly valubale)Otherwise,pass up this guide!...



Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: 3D Game Engine Design : A Practical Approach to Real-Time Computer Graphics
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: David H. Eberly
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Not so good


This book is a great resource for all things 3D (or at least alot of them). Be forewarned that Dr. Eberly has TWO Ph.D.'s -- one in mathematics and one in computer science, and it shows in the book. Not that education is a bad thing, but it is a fairly rigorous book in terms of requiring a modicum of mathematical savy to digest. The applicability of the subject matter to the title of the book is excellent. You definitely get exactly what you pay for with this title.
Bravo, Dr. Eberly! When is volume 2 coming out (hint, hint)?



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: RADIUS
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Jonathan Hassell
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
It may be the only book on RADIUS ...


Reading the other reviews of this book I was expecting it to be fantastic. I was disappointed. The book is well written and provides a good overview. However, I was hoping that I could use this book to take me through a fairly complex RADIUS implementation using FreeRADIUS and LDAP. It was not at all adequate in that regard. The configuration examples are sparse and not explained in detail. I was left with a lot of questions about how the RADIUS software actually implements the standard. How user files are parsed, how attribute matching is done, what is actually checked and returned. Things like that were not covered at all. This is a good introduction to RADIUS, but if you have a real project to do you are still going to have to spend a lot of time digging for more info on the web or in poorly written documentation that is available out there. I would call this the best RADIUS book because it is the ONLY RADIUS book.