[Nelug] Hello

Paul Hutchinson paulhutchinson at warpmail.net
Wed Jul 2 18:46:00 UTC 2003

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 08:43:02 +0100
simon.oldham at sicom-systems.co.uk wrote:

> Thanks for the advice. I prefer to read from books, as opposed to from 
> websites, but trying to find books on unix specifics is not always easy 
> (except for the ubiquitous '...for dummies' which don't go into enough detail 
> and certainly don't cover unix programming). Waterstones don't usually bother 
> with this area, and my University library (Wolverhampton) appears to be 
> funded by Microsoft(!). This leaves Amazon, from whom I have bought many 
> books, but this involves taking pot luck on the title at £40.00 a go (poor 
> student etc.). If anybody has a title in mind, I would be happy to trust your 
> judgement and purchase it from Amazon.

Libraries can get books on order for you, if one exists in another library. This seems to work fairly well for me.

Also, Waterstones / Ottakers / whereever will order a book if you have the ISBN number. The publishers website can nearly always give you an excerpt from the book.

> Cheers,
> Si
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