Sams Teach Yourself UNIX in 24 Hours (3rd Edition)
||Author: Dave Taylor|
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Publisher: SAMS (20 April, 2001)
Sales Rank: 9,314
Average Customer Rating: 4.53 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Best book for Unix newbie
When I bought this book, I didn't realize the value of book.
After I finished reading, it was amazing!
I learned everything I need to know for using Unix/Linux system.
Easy to understand and easy to follow examples.
Just buy it and read it all!
Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent Beginner's Book for Unix
Dave Taylor does an excellent job of presenting Unix to the beginner. My company used this book to train about 20 of us in beginning Unix. The hands on training and do by example while you are reading through the book is invaluable for learning. Also, Dave provides his website and responds promptly to emails send to him. I was impressed that an author would respond to my email in less than 24 hours.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Absolute best introductory UNIX book
I have taught UNIX at the college and professional level using several different books, but none of them were right for an introductory class. This one is. If you have a UNIX reference book you don't understand, get this one. Work through it cover to cover, and you'll have a good enough command of UNIX to use any other book out there.
Dave Taylor's writing style is fun and easy to read, but he doesn't "talk down" to you either. His enthusiasm for UNIX as an operating system shines through. He supplies lots of simple exercises to build confidence and experience, even in the notorious editor vi.
The only caveat I would warn someone about is, Dave heavily favors bash, the "Bourne Again Shell." You might want to make sure you have this shell available before purchasing the book.
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