Unix: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition)

Author: Deborah S. Ray, Eric J. Ray
List Price: $21.99
Our Price: Click to see the latest and low price
ISBN: 0321170105
Publisher: Peachpit Press (27 March, 2003)
Edition: Paperback
Sales Rank: 31,610
Average Customer Rating: 4.69 out of 5

Buy now directly from Amazon.com - Purchase this book, safely and securely from the largest book dealer on the Internet, Amazon.com

Customer Reviews

Rating: 5 out of 5
An extremely easy-to-follow reference
Now in an updated and expanded second edition, Unix is a Peachpit Press "Visual QuickStart Guide" that relies heavily on pictures and examples to quickly instruct users in the basics of operating in Unix, from creating and editing files to writing simple scripts, sending and receiving email, accessing the internet, and much more. The collaborative effort of Unix computer experts Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray, Unix is an extremely easy-to-follow reference highly recommended for non-specialist general readers seeking to learn about and acquire a familiarity with the Unix environment.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Useful book
This book contains a lot of worthless material due to the fact that my job does not require knowing, such as the topics on the internet, e-mail, and installing UNIX software, but of course, for other users this stuff might be useful. The small bit of information that was useful has certainly made a large difference in my daily workings with UNIX, which more than compensates for the sections that were not useful. Such topics include the uses of the semicolon, piping, redirecting, and scripts. The book is easy to read, sells at a good price, and contains good reference appendixes.


Rating: 5 out of 5
Best Starter Book
I looked at many many intro books, and this was the best one out there by far. Although a visual UNIX book sounds strange, the visual part means that the author provides examples of input at the command prompt. I am actually thankful to this author for writing this book. (BTW- the classic O'Reilly guide to sys admin would be a great book to get this one with: ISBN 0596003439)

Similar Products

· Practical Microsoft Windows 2000 Server (Practical)
· VI Editor Pocket Reference
· Learning UNIX Operating System, Fifth Edition
· HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
· Network+ Study Guide (3rd Edition)

Return To Main Computer Book IndexSearch Our Entire Computer Book Catalog