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Book Review: Practical Linux Programming

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Subtitled: Device Drivers, Embedded Systems and the Internet
A book like this that covers many areas but without great technical depth in those areas does serve a useful purpose to some. It provides a guide that allows the beginning programmer to buy only the additional books where additional depth is needed.
I was surprised, to say the least, when I looked at the title and TOC contents. Most of the topics require several books on my bookshelf, but the author attempted to cover all of them in one book. The attempt, however, falls far short of complete and thorough coverage. In addition, the book is sprinkled with typos and errors. This is far and away the major problem with the book.
 read more | mail this link | score:4486 | -Ray, November 12, 2002
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