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Sep 23, 1999, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux operating system is a very rewarding one for people who want to program; but where do you start? Patrick Volkerding has written a book called "Linux Programming" that aims at telling you about the possibilities you have under Linux."

"This book opens strongly by saying "With this book and CD-ROM, you're ready to install Linux on your PC and create applications in a variety of languages." The book is written by Patrick Volkerding, Eric Foster-Johnson and Kevin Reichard, and has a RRP of USD $39.95. For the money you pay, you get almost 400 pages, and a CD-ROM with Slackware 96 on it."

"I must admit, I have a huge problem understanding the purpose of this book. Evidently, you cannot teach people Perl, Java, TCL, C, C++ and a few other programming languages in one book. The book's copyright is in 1997, so it is already starting to show its age, as well."

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