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SearchOpenSource: Readers, Experts Square Off on The Best Linux Books

Oct 28, 2005, 12:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by MiMi Yeh)

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"Andy Canfield, a Linux software consultant who hails from Thailand, emphasized one of the biggest problems within the field of publishing: The manuals that guide a user become obsolete as fast as technology is improved upon.

"'Features have disappeared and new features have been added,' Canfield said. 'Just think of what has come up in the past few years: Firefox, the Novell/SuSE acquisition, Fedora, Mandrake's bankruptcy, Mandriva, blogs, etc. If you were a world expert [in] 2003 you'd be a halfwit in 2005...'"

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